The holiday season is quickly approaching. For some, this really is “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for others, the holidays bring into sharp focus how desperately unhappy they feel. Unfortunately, the holidays are a prime time for depression, especially for women. They may be susceptible to the stress of unrealistically high expectations, feel lonely, face difficult family members and the financial pressure of traveling and buying gifts.
Anyone in danger of facing holiday depression should contact a counseling center for helpful resources. Call Dr. Lawrence if your in need of a Newport Beach psychiatrist. The benefits of women’s group therapy are numerous. The group sessions can help women feel less alone as well as provide a safe place for them to talk about their honest feelings. They may not feel comfortable discussing mother in law struggles with their husbands, but they can safely do so during group sessions.
Our women’s group discusses the various stages of life that women go through. Common topics include stress, time management, and taking care of yourself while taking care of everyone else. Finding a good women’s group now, before the holiday season officially kicks off, can help stop holiday depression in its tracks.