While the numerous holiday-themed movies and commercials may have you convinced that everyone is happy during the holidays, this couldn’t be further from the truth. According to a poll by the American Psychiatric Association, 41% of Americans say their level of stress increases during the holidays.
Navigating the holiday season introduces a slew of new challenges, from affording holiday gifts to finding the time to connect with long-distance friends and family. We’ve compiled some of our best holiday mental health resources to help get you through the season. Here are some strategies to stay balanced and joyful during the holidays.