Experimenting with a different way of celebrating the holidays this year can lift your spirits and get you out of a funk. For some, major depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts are alleviated if they are engaged in healthy activities leading up to and during the holidays.
It's not at all unusual for people to feel more anxious, exhausted, frustrated or depressed at this time of year than they typically do. And what's more, we feel like we are alone in our unhappiness. This common misperception only adds to our pain.