(Closed) Depression and emotional health surrounding the holiday season

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3296 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

So far I have made it without any tears or real frustration. I do find myself wishing that it was just over with already. It’s been a month of “happy holidays,” etc… and while I recognize that I am blessed, I do wish Christmas was more like what it used to be. It gets depressing at times. You’re not crazy, it’s a very emotional time for a lot of people!

Post # 4
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

It is an emotional time but do you really have no idea?  Is it possible that you have expectations that aren’t being met or that you are taking on more than you need to? 

Post # 5
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Is it winter where you are? Some people feel down because of the weather – of course, if you’re in Australia, summer seems to be the time for bushfires and flooding, which can also be pretty depressing.

I think it’s pretty normal to be stressed at Christmas – to the point of tears seems unusual though. Do you face any particular stress at Christmas, or does it bring up any bad memories for you?

Post # 7
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Take more Vitamin D. The suicide rate does not typically increase around Christmas in warm-weather countries or regions, but in those that experience a loss of focused daylight due to the axial tilt of the Earth. You’re likely experiencing a bit of seasonal affective disorder, which is incredibly common in the Northern Hemisphere. 

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