The winter holiday season can offer its own special kinds of stressors: conflicts at family get togethers, darker weather, loneliness, juggling holiday events, grieving those you’ve lost, pressures to create a picture perfect holiday, traveling during busy times of the year, and worries about finances while having more expenses. All while still managing the weariness and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What can you do to manage some of these holiday stress inducers? At the EAP, our counselors have compiled a few of their favorite resources on acknowledging these stressors and supporting you and yours during the 2021 and 2022 winter holidays:
The EAP office will be closed from December 24, 2021 to January 3, 2022. If you need crisis counseling during this time, please call the 24/7 phone line for staff and faculty at 512-471-3399.