Monday, December 24, 2012

Hurting Over the Holidays

There have been quite a few articles about mental health lately, and I know the conversation is long overdue. One article that is not related to most of the current discussions, but which I have found particularly helpful, describes the experience of depression around the holidays. For some, it may be a regular seasonal experience, and for others, there may be the loss of a loved one, a trying disease, a job loss, or a time of depression in one particular year. As a person who is generally cheerful about Christmas festivities, it was a great reminder to be aware, understanding, and caring toward those who may be hurting for any number of reasons.

Check out Kat Kinsman's informative CNN article based on her personal experiences battling depression: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/19/living/christmas-depression/index.html?hpt=li_t3

She also has a great older piece on depression that may be helpful for some: http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/22/living/going-public-with-depression/index.html

http://andersonpierces.tumblr.com/post/14751498616/charlie-brown-youre-the-only-person-i-know-who


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