Stress, Depression and the Holidays


The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.

But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.

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After Trauma: How to Help Your Child Cope

Earth-DayTechAs a parent, you want to keep your child from harm. Yet, in spite of your best efforts, your child may have faced a traumatic event, such as a fire, an earthquake or a shooting.

Knowing that your child was in harm’s way is upsetting. You want to comfort your child, yet you may not know how. The tips below are a starting point. Keep in mind that your child’s age affects how he or she may react to trauma and the kind of help that is best to give. Continue reading