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8 Ways to Prevent Holiday Overeating

8 Ways to Prevent Holiday Overeating
The holidays can be an extremely stressful time of year for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. Depending on the nature of one’s depression or anxiety symptoms, the first thing a person may want to do to self-soothe and alleviate symptoms is to eat. Here are 8 ways to avoid holiday overeating.

Give the Gift of Mental Clarity this Holiday Season!

Give the Gift of Mental Clarity
As we begin to deck the halls and make the season bright, there are likely those among and around us who do not share such feelings of joy or chee...

Tips for Coping with Depression and Sadness During the Holidays

holiday depression
There are numerous reasons as to why the holidays can be difficult. Regardless of the reasons, 64% of people who suffer from mental illness say their stress and symptoms are increased during the holidays. The silver lining is that there are ways to manage these feelings and cope.