Holidays More Challenging For People Struggling With Mental Illness

The holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s does not always bring cheer to everyone, especially for people who are living with mental illness.

The Holiday Blues

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) conducted a survey in 2014 and found that the majority of people diagnosed with mental illness struggle with the holiday season. Approximately 24 percent of those surveyed reported that the holiday season makes their condition “a lot worse,” while 40 percent said that it made their condition “somewhat worse.”  more

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