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There are Ways to Stay Sane this Thanksgiving

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Jonathan Alpert, Contributor
Licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, columnist, and author of “Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days”
11/20/2017 09:57 am ET  As we approach Thanksgiving, family dramas and conflicts that have been kept at bay will inevitably resurface and issues will be stirred up. This is the time of the year when we feel obligated to see people we wouldn’t normally choose to see the other 364 days of the year. As such, I get an influx of patients consulting me for stress directly related to the holiday. This stress can have a profound impact on one’s health, mental well-being, and ultimately their work performance. I’ve provided seven steps for safeguarding against Thanksgiving stress and family dramas.
Here’s how to keep your cool and enjoy the holiday:

 

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Ways To Help A Loved On Who’s Coping With Depression

depressionfamMore likely than not, someone you love—your significant other, BFF, or family member—is dealing with depression or anxiety. Nearly 50 percent of American adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And because of the widespread stigma surrounding mental illness, many people hesitate to ask for help. So if a loved one reveals that they are suffering—or if you think they are—your compassion can help them through the recovery process.

 

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