As we head into the holiday season it is imperative that we make our mental health a priority. The holidays can be fun but also very stressful. Below are a few ways that can help you make your mental health a priority this holiday season.
Getting enough sleep
We all know how much better we feel when we get a good nights sleep. Make sure you are listening to your body this holiday season and getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Sleeping a healthy amount is not lazy it's imperative for your mental and physical health. Read this article for more information on the health benefits of getting a good night's sleep.
Talking to someone can be one of the best ways to making your mental health a priority. Therapy can can help with life long coping skills, improving chronic stress and improving relationships with people in your life.
There are a variety of platforms for online therapy out there that you can do in the comfort of your own home and most insurance companies help to cover. If you are struggling with depression or having suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.