Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Beat the Holiday Blues


With so many parties and festivities, the holiday season can by joyful and special, but also overwhelming and stressful.

Winter depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), affects many with feelings of sadness, loneliness and irritability at this time of year.

If you or someone you know seems to be experiencing extended sadness, fatigue, lack of energy or increased abuse of drugs or alcohol during the holidays, the Pasadena Public Health Department urges you to call a medical or mental health provider right away.

There are plenty of local resources, including Pasadena Healthcare Link, a 24/7 information line at (626) 744-7445 that can help you find the assistance you need.

Our Recovery Center, an outpatient drug prevention and treatment program, is also available at (626) 744-6001.

8 comments:

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Obviously, I need to call right away.

No wonder I'm so grouchy.

Cafe Observer said...

MH, I recommend you call Dr. Burchard for help. She has your best interests in heart.

Petrea said...

I don't think Dr. Burchard is qualified. And you know the woman creeps Ann out.

Petrea said...

Wishing you a happy new year, Ann.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Where are you Ann? I fear you have the blues.

Cafe Observer said...
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Cafe Observer said...

As you can imagine The PIO has been very busy attending to "the holidays." And, trying to beat her holiday sickness.

Carol Lee said...

Actually even those people who are recovering from drug treatment center Pasadena will find the season depressing too thus the urge to get back the old ways is sooo tempting.