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WATCH: Tips for mental wellness during the holidays

Mirmont Treatment Center December 17, 2018 Behavioral Health

The holidays aren't always cheerful for me, but I feel pressure to get excited. Do you have any tips for how to get through the season?

During the holidays, it can be thrilling and fun to get wrapped up in the excitement of the season. But for some people, this time of year isn’t always something to look forward to. Instead, holidays and the memories associated with them can cause stress, anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation.

If these feelings sound familiar to you, know that you're not alone. Philip Izzo, MD, a psychiatrist at Mirmont Treatment Center, part of Main Line Health, explains how common feelings of holiday depression are and offers some advice for how you can cope.

Check out the video below to hear Dr. Izzo’s tips.

While it's not uncommon to feel stressed, anxious or depressed during the holidays, know that feelings like these don't need to be a part of your normal routine.

Main Line Health Behavioral Health provides programs and services that help people work through the issues these that keep you from engaging in and enjoying life. For a referral to a Main Line Health behavioral health specialist, call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898). For 24/7 emergency support, visit a Main Line Health emergency room at Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital or Riddle Hospital.

Main Line Health serves patients at hospitals and health centers throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia. To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.