Got Holiday Stress? This Resource Guide Is For You

December 9, 2021
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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: 

Maintaining Mental Health During the Holiday Season (and a Pandemic) 

Holidays, COVID-19 and Addiction Recovery 

Recognizing Holiday Triggers of Trauma 

Looking For Support During The Holidays? Check Out These Free Resources 

Celebrating an Imperfect Holiday 

12 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Depression 

5 Things To Do When The Holidays Aren’t Exactly Uplifting  

10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Stress 

Spending the Holidays Alone? 8 Coping Strategies  

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.