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As the holidays approach be on lookout for friends, family members, coworkers and residents that exhibit signs of seasonal depression.
Key Signs to Lookout For
• Does your loved one seem to be more withdrawn than usual?
• Are they behaving more erratically and impulsively?
• Are they more irritable?
• Do they typically respond quickly to a text or phone call, but now they are not responding at all?
It’s also important to pay attention to the content of what a friend or loved one is talking or writing about. Do they avoid talking about future plans? Are they making references of wanting to escape or that they have nothing to live for? These could be cues that someone is feeling hopeless and may even be entertaining serious thoughts of self-harm.
How to Help
Often, the simple act of reaching out is meaningful. A small well-wishing or expression of gratitude can make a world of difference to someone who feels alone.
When you talk to your loved one, use these tips:
Here are a few tips to help you avoid holiday stress and depression:
At Spring Hills, we understand that this is the most wonderful time of the year but can also be depressing for those that are away from family, especially with the current COVID-19 restrictions. We aim to prevent the feelings of isolation and depression that many of our resident’s experience during this time of the year by creating a nurturing environment with decorations and special attention to the individual needs of every resident and their families. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed and we are working to do everything in our power to make even a socially distanced holiday, a happy, healthy and safe one.