The holidays can often bring unwanted guests – depression and anxiety. For many people, the holidays are an exciting and joyous time, filled with family, friends, lights and lots of activity. The holidays can also be very stressful, especially for those living with depression or anxiety, facing substance abuse challenges, or coping with the loss of a loved one.
Below are some links and resources about how to recognize, prevent and cope with stress during the holidays.
Not So Merry? Holiday Depression and Stress (Mental Health America of Wisconsin)
Stress, Depression and the Holidays: Tips for Coping (Mayo Clinic)
Making the Most of the Holiday Season (American Psychological Association)
Holiday Depression and Stress (Medicine Net.com)
Coping with Depression During the Holidays (WebMD)
What Cause Holiday Blues? (Mental Health America of Wisconsin)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (Mental Health America of Wisconsin)
At North Central Health Care, our understanding team of counselors and therapists will help you find new perspectives that will allow you to gain insight about your life. You are not alone to face the challenges presented during the holidays. There is hope. We are confident.
If you feel that you or a loved one are in immediate danger, please seek help immediately. In Marathon, Lincoln and Langlade counties, immediate help is available through a Crisis Hotline
by calling 1.800.799.0122 or 715.845.4326. You may also come directly to the Crisis Center located in Wausau at 1100 Lake View Drive, Wausau, WI 54403. The Crisis Center is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information about North Central Health Care Crisis Services, please visit Crisis Services
If you feel that you or a loved one may have depression or anxiety, please call North Central Health Care Outpatient Services
at 715.848.4356 and make an appointment to meet with one of our experienced, professional counselors. Our team of referal coordinators, counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nurse practitioners work together to help you experience the best outcomes. Outpatient mental health care helps people of all ages, both children and adults, providing care and treatment in a manner that is most appropriate for each person’s individual situation. A provider directory is available here, which include areas of speciality for each provider in Wausau, Merrill, Antigo and Tomahawk.