Ann Erdman is the Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena, California.
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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.