Many of us enter the holidays with a feeling of anticipation of magic and fond memories, yet we can end them with feelings of anger, frustration, and disappointment. At Josselyn, December tends to be a slower time for our intake and clinical staffs, but come January, our phones start ringing off the hook! While it may be some small comfort to know that you are not alone in feeling relived to return to a normal routine, with relatives safely back in their own normal routines, there are other ways to cope and enter the holiday season prepared with some good tools.
COVID has certainly put a new wrinkle on the holidays as well. Should we travel? Should we ask our guests to be tested? Will the test work on this new Omicron variant? So many of us have questions that only complicate our feelings about the holidays.
Some of our Josselyn clinical directors and supervisors have offered to share some helpful tips as you enter the holidays. We hope this helps ease some tension and anxiety this holiday season. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Joyful Kwanzaa. Remember, we are all human, and we are here on this planet to love and support each other. May we have Mental health for all.