For some of us, depression may hit the hardest around the holidays. Whether the holiday cheer is just a little too cheery, the cold weather brings us down, or family issues – depression can rear its mighty roar during these festive seasons. Just remember there are helplines out there in case you are feeling extra down. If you text “Home” to 741741 when you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through an emotional crisis, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you. It’s a free service to anyone who lives in the US.

Please stay safe this holiday season and try to remember that life can change, things will get better, and you are supported and loved. No matter what circumstance you are currently in, it is never too late to get back on track.