This Holiday Season, Focus on Combating Loneliness and Building Resilience


The end of the year typically brings a welcome opportunity to rest, spend time with

The end of the year typically brings a welcome opportunity to rest, spend time with loved ones, and enjoy the festivities that make the season special. But with the Covid-19 pandemic worsening, traditional large holiday gatherings are no longer safe, and a recent survey reveals that two-thirds of Americans are concerned that they or a loved one will fall ill from the virus. This disruption of holiday tradition may harm Americans’ mental health, especially as the population is being asked to stay vigilant in the tenth month of the pandemic. Loneliness, depression, anxiety and grief will be the unfortunate – and uninvited – accompaniments to this year’s celebrations. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to manage mental health and stay connected and resilient through the end of this difficult year.

Read this article on the Forbes.com website linked here.