Eric Schmidt from New Roads Behavioral Health explained why it’s common for people to get depressed and anxious during the “happiest” time of the year.
A few triggers are finances, holiday obligations, and seeing people you don’t normally see and comparing yourself to that individual. He also noted that the weather can damper someone’s mood.
Eric described this time of year as a time where we reflect on where we “should” be. If these types of things begin to impact your life including sleep, diet and activities you previously found enjoyable, you need to seek help.
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