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Fighting Holiday Stress

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KENNEWICK,  Wash - The holiday season should be one of joy and celebration.   But for many,  the holiday season can be difficult. 

Winter weather,  Christmas shopping, among other things can all add to holiday stress.

But there are things we can do that may help.

"Staying active and exercising.  I know a lot of us like to hibernate during the winter months and eating better.  High fat foods and sugary foods, can all  contribute to us feeling depressed, despondent tired and sad. Says Gordon Cable, Mental Health Professional from Crisis Response Unit.

There are lots of winter activities to take part in that can keep you feeling good.  But if you can't beat the blues, you should contact a mental health professional.

And, if you or someone you know is in danger of harming themselves, or someone else, you should call 911 or call The Crisis Response Unit available 24 hours a day at 509-783-0500.