How the Holidays Negatively Impact my Mental Illness

The holidays can be a hard time for everyone. The running around and making of magic can deplete anyone’s energy. I recently wrote a post about mental health and wellbeing during the holidays in which I reference the seven facets of mental wellbeing and how to balance them to have a safe, healthy holiday season. For some of us, the holidays negatively impact mental illness outside of those facets.

This post focuses on those of us with mental illnesses and how the season can make matters worse. Good mental health and wellness are important cornerstones for mental stability, but there are some reactions that are unique to those with mental illness that may not apply to the neurotypical.

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