The holiday season is supposed to be a time full of joy, parties and gatherings with friends and families. But the holidays can be a difficult time for many persons dealing with:
Illnesses of all Kinds,
Separation From Family Members and Relationship Issues Like Separation or Divorce.
We talk about peace on earth, but we live with conflict, loss, and stress. The commercialization of the holiday season bombards us with unrealistic expectations. And many of us feel overwhelmed when our “to-do” list goes on forever! While some people experience temporary periods of depression like the “holiday blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), many live with mental illness every day. A NAMI National Study showed that 64% of people with mental illness report that the holidays make their conditions worse.
NAMI FaithNet has some tips for you, so your holiday season can be a time of HOPE and EXPECTATION as you celebrate the many blessings in your life. Click on the brochure learn about these tips.