“For many people, Christmas is the highlight of their year,” writes author Karen Katafiasz. “Yet precisely because it involves so many activities and it has special significance, Christmas can put a lot of stress on individuals to accomplish much and to smile while doing so.” And that stress can lead to depression. In this CareNote, Katafiasz reminds readers that these feelings are both common and acceptable. She suggests letting go of the unrealistic expectations that can mar an otherwise happy celebration, instead focusing on coming together with loved ones and recognizing the true meaning of the holiday.
By Karen Katafiasz