Celebrate the Holidays
with a Focus on Mental Health
The holiday season can be a time of fun, joy and family. It can also be a source of enormous stress, and often has a negative impact on mental health. So many of the expectations can put a strain on anyone.
GeneSight can help you prioritize mental health. We have curated some articles with helpful hints and tips to help you and your loved one stay on track.
“The winter holidays can bring on positive and negative emotions and memories. Keeping your emotional equilibrium during this time requires a delicate balance between body, mind and spirit. before the holidays move into high gear, look at how you are feeling and make a plan that will keep you on an even keel this season.”
– Dr. Paul B. Hill, Psychiatrist, Memphis, TN
“Please remember, this is your holiday! While there are many expectations and obligations from multiple sources (i.e. family, occupational, religious, social), this is still your time and you have the right to say yes or no…”
– Dr. Benjamin Yu
“…put up boundaries before (you) visit relative, (you) can choose to not go, have a backup plan if (you) have a history of trauma or abuse with that family member. I often tell them that in the days when I used to have paper prescriptions I would write out a prescription to have a migraine so that they could say my head hurts, I have to leave…”
– Nan Nelson
“Remember to take care of yourself through the holidays. Holidays are busy times and often we neglect our self-care. Try to remember to sleep as close to regular hours as possible an to eat according to our prescribed diets. For those with diabetes, the holidays can be extremely challenging.”
– Dr. Ronald Wauters
The holidays can trigger existing mental health conditions to feel like they go into overdrive. Managing one’s depression, anxiety, or PTSD can be the tipping point on top of an already stressful time.
Like how your unique fingerprint unlocks your phone, the GeneSight test unlocks your genetic “fingerprint”, providing insight which a clinician can use to help inform your mental health medication treatment and may improve your chances of finally feeling like yourself again.
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