The holiday season includes many cherished moments like festive light displays, classic carols on the radio, and visits with friends and family. But the holidays can also be mentally draining depending on your circumstance.
Read on to learn 10 ways you can take care of yourself and your mental health this holiday season.
While the following tips can help, if you're experiencing prolonged mental health challenges, such as sleep or appetite issues, low mood, or problematic substance use, contact your primary care provider or local counsellor in your community, or call 310-MHSU to reach your local Mental Health and Substance Use centre within Interior Health.
If you are experiencing feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of self-harm, call the 24/7 Interior Crisis Line at 1-888-353-CARE (2273). This confidential and free service is available day and night, even on the holidays.