Dealing with the Holiday Season

For some, the holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with family and loved ones. The holiday day season which may symbolize love, family, togetherness, and thank for some, is a reminder of loneliness, loss, and unhappiness for others. The holidays are a bit different this year in particular.Thousands will be spending the holidays without loved ones who have died or are hospitalized because of COVID-19. Essential workers who have been dedicatedly working since the start of the pandemic will receive no relief during the holidays. With no timetable on the next stimulus check and limited unemployment benefits for all, millions are celebrating the holidays without much this year, if anything at all. It’s safe to say that everyone, knows somebody who has been closely affected in some way by COVID-19 this year.

The holiday season has put a magnifying glass on it all. This year in particular has forced us, society, to bring awareness to mental health.

*TRIGGER WARNING*

According to the CDC, 2 in 5 Americans have reported dealing with anxiety, depression, increased substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts associated with COVID-19. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health challenges there is always help available.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

Text “Home” to 741741

You’re never alone.

You matter.

Remember to check on your friends and loved ones.  Oftentimes, the people closest to us fight their hardest battles in silence.

” Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Nehemiah 8:10

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

Published by HeavieTalk

Hi, I'm Heaven 'Heavie' the creator of HeavieTalk. Welcome to my blog. Unlike other blogs, HeavieTalk has no specific niche. I will cover a variety of topics such as mental health, self-care, sports, politics, and anything else that I come across on my journey as a black millennial college student.

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