For many, the holidays mark the most joyful time of the year. The last few months of the year serve as a time to slow down, take a break and enjoy the company of friends and family. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic persisting, the holidays are still a special time, though they may look different this year.
People need support, connection and gratitude no matter the circumstances, including COVID-19. Holiday celebrations provide opportunities to meet these emotional needs and more. Still, like with the upcoming turbulent winter weather, sometimes conditions call for accommodations. Adjusting celebrations promotes everyone’s well-being this holiday season. To help you celebrate the holidays, we are providing tips on what to consider when planning your celebrations.
You may be planning to only celebrate with close family or you may want to host a slightly larger gathering with friends. No matter what you choose to do, there are safety measures to consider when making your plans.
The pandemic has contributed to increased stress and mental health challenges, which may be increased further by the stress of the holiday season. If you are in need of mental health help, Centerstone is here. Connect with us by calling 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123).
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.