Four Tips From a Therapist On Navigating The Seasonal Blues

If you are feeling a heightened sense of anxiety or overwhelmed with the holidays approaching, you are not alone. Our mental health has been collectively impacted due to the pandemic, racial unrest, and climate change, among other social factors. In addition, there’s historically an uptick in the “seasonal blues” during this time.

In fact, the National Alliance for Mental Illnesses (NAMI) found that 64% of people with existing mental illness reported that holidays made their condition worse.

This past week at Manifest House (a virtual wellbeing space) we had the pleasure of hosting an event with Dr. Christine Coleman (she/hers), PhD, LMFT. Dr. Coleman is a licensed marriage and family therapist, speaker, and consultant who specializes in issues of race and gender.

In case you missed the event, here are four tips that Dr. Coleman shared with us to help you navigate your mental health during this time.

Gentle reminder: if you are experiencing a mental health crisis or having suicidal thoughts please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit their Online Live Chat.

1. Lean Into Your Needs: