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Wellness All the Way: Mental health

Last Modified: December 07, 2023

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Laura Murphy, director of clinical services, Parkview Behavioral Health Institute, reminds us to take care of our own mental wellness and consider that of others, no matter how hectic the holidays get.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Not necessarily. For some, the holidays bring up complex emotions tied to grief and loss, loneliness, and other painful reminders. Know that it's okay to not be okay, even when others are jolly and joyful, and that you are not alone.

This holiday season, show yourself love and compassion by accepting how you feel without judgment, setting healthy boundaries, being of service to someone in need, maintaining healthy habits, and setting time aside for self-care!


Helpful mental health reminders

If the message of this video resonated with you, these posts from the Parkview Dashboard might be of interest to you:

Seven suggestions for navigating grief during the holidays

Dealing with grief and loss during the holiday season

Grief and the holidays

Dealing with loss during the holidays

Five choices to bring more celebration to your holidays

Tips for keeping the holidays stress-free for your little ones

A chaplain’s permission to adjust the holidays


More Wellness All the Way!

For more holiday tips, watch these videos in the series:

Wellness All the Way: Behold

Wellness All the Way: Germ prevention

Wellness All the Way: Tempting Treats

Wellness All the Way: Movement

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