As much as the holidays bring out joy, it can also bring out depression in some.
For myself, not being from LA, most of my family will be gathering in Seattle during this time of year. It is my choice to not travel during this time of year, as it's just a nightmare, but it doesn't exclude me from having these feelings.
If you go through the same feelings this time of year, Atlanta Business Chronicle's 'Health' section has a list of '10 great techniques to minimize holiday depression', compiled by Nikeisha Whatley-Leon, a Licensed Counselor and clinical psychotherapist.
It's a quick read of some things to try, as well as description of how to achieve each one.
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