Independence Day, 4th of July! Time to celebrate the hard fought and paid for independence of our great country, These United States of America. As a free and independent people we can celebrate such an occasion any way we wish; in fact many ways. Let’s do it!
Then again, why are some of us especially depressed and anxious on such a supposedly joyous weekend? Nevertheless, there it is.
A number of factors, including unrealistic expectations, financial pressures and too many commitments can cause stress at this time. Headaches, excessive drinking, overeating and insomnia are some of the possible consequences of poorly managed holiday stress. (excerpts from Dr. Melissa Conrad Stoppler MD in MedicineNet.com)
We people have become accustomed feeling depression around the winter holidays due to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as seasonal depression; but what about these beautiful sun-washed long days of glorious summer? It happens here too. Have you heard the words of that long ago song, “Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime Blues”?
Those suffering from any type of holiday depression or stress can benefit from increased social support during this time of year.
Counseling or support groups can also be beneficial.
This is where Counseling on Demand comes in. You need not go through this alone. With our support, you can get through these times in surprisingly short order- enjoying the weekend (and all summer) a bit more in the balance. Nice thought?
We can help. And…You needn’t leave your favorite/private place. Nor must you wait for an appointment. We are there 24/7. You can begin in 24 hours or less.
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