Did you know that suicide rates almost double during the holidays?

During the holiday season, there are many things to do, places to go and people to see which changes everyone’s routine. Each family has changed in some way since last season; that could be an addition and/or a loss to the family. The holidays are known to be the most depressing time of year, during this time I encourage everyone to stop and consider anyone you know who may be struggling with depression and/or are alone during this time. This could be your neighbor, coworker or simply someone you’ve met along the way. Moving into 2019, I ask that you show love, compassion and understanding to everyone you meet not just during the holidays but every day. Here are some recommendations if you or someone you know is struggling: listen to music, physical activity, journaling or talking with your PCP. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to a family member, friend or your local support group.