12/17/2011 10:32 am ET | Updated Dec 18, 2011

Holiday Depression: 11 Tips for Avoiding Common Triggers

By Tammy Worth

It's a myth that suicide is more common around the holidays (springtime is actually the peak). But holiday cheer isn't a given either.

High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression.

With a bit of foresight and planning, however, holidays can leave you feeling up, not down. Follow these tips for a successful holiday.

Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers