While holidays are filled with celebration and gratitude, it can also be a stressful time of year. As a clinical psychologist, I have a few tips to help you make the most of your holidays:
Of course, if you find yourself struggling this holiday season (or any season for that matter), remember that you are not alone. If you need additional support, here are a couple other resources below:
Tools for Stress and Worry Course – Cohen Veterans Network designed a free, self-paced course specifically for veteran and military families to help manage stress and worry. Through a series of brief and flexible modules, you can learn new tools and techniques to manage stress and worry. The course was developed by mental health experts with input from military family members themselves.
Cohen Veterans Network provides confidential, high-quality mental health care to post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families. Access care in-person from one of 23 Cohen Clinic locations nationwide or via Telehealth. Get started today!
988 – If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and are in immediate need of assistance, please reach out for support through a crisis phone or text line. Call the Military / Veteran Crisis Line by dialing 9-8-8 or text 838255.
Dr. Tracy Neal-Walden
Chief Clinical Officer, Cohen Veterans Network