Tallahassee Democrat: Holiday blues don’t discriminate; 2-1-1 Big Bend gives hope

Tallahassee Democrat: Holiday blues don't discriminate; 2-1-1 Big Bend gives hope

From Tallahassee Democrat:

While most people are singing along with holiday carols, others are experiencing deeper feelings of sadness this time of year.

“Empty nesters, the elderly and individuals who are grieving — the loss of a loved one or a relationship — may be particularly vulnerable to feelings of loneliness,” according to psychotherapist Joyce Marter, LCPC.

“Many people feel tremendous pressure to be happy and socially connected. There’s a prevailing sense that everyone is living a Hallmark movie with the ideal family and perfect celebrations,” she continued.

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