Winter holidays are meant to be a joy-filled season with family and friends, but they also can bring a lot of stress. Here we are in 2021, with the continued risk of COVID-19 and its new variants still posing threats. In addition, now we have product and food supply shortages across the country – this sounds like a recipe for a higher-than-normal stress-filled holiday season.
Putting your mental health first during the holidays should be your number one priority. It can more easily help you enjoy this beautiful time of year spending quality time with family and friends in addition to starting 2022 on the right foot.
Here is a short list to start doing right now to strengthen your mental health for the holidays or anytime of the year.
Mental health is a state of well-being and not something someone can just “snap out” of like a bad mood. Here are a few warning signs for when to seek professional help for yourself or your family member.
There is help available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Here you will find:
From NIMH knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Below is a flyer from NIMH with the five steps you can take to be the one to help someone in emotional pain.
Have a healthy and happy holiday season from the staff at Allied National.
Founded in 1970, Allied is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. As the small group benefit experts, Allied works with small business employers to provide unique and affordable group health benefits.
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Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Founded in 1970, Allied National is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. We're the small group benefit experts working to provide unique and affordable group health benefits to small business employers.