Beating Holiday Stress and Depression

Stress and depression can put a damper on your holidays and affect your health. With realistic expectations, planning ahead and getting the support you need, you can help ward off stress and depression.

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. And if coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading in your community, you may be feeling additional stress, or you may be worrying about your and your loved ones' health. You may also feel stressed, sad or anxious because your holiday plans may look different during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 

Click here to read the full article from the Mayo Clinic.

Employee Assistance is Here for You

Also, don't forget to utilize our Employee Assistance (EA) from Cigna. It is a completely confidential service and provided at no cost to you. It is a good resource for you and your family members to talk with an expert and receive counseling as well as legal and financial assistance. Cigna offers access to their personal advocates who can direct you on where to find a local clinician in your area or you can go online to myCigna.com (employer ID: mohawk).

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