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Heading Home for the Holidays

Handling Mental Health Conversations With Family During the Holidays

“The holiday season can bring us so much cheer and emotional wealth, including the opportunity to reunite with family and loved ones. As we adjust to a new routine and, at times, a new environment around the holidays, it can also be difficult to navigate the mental health challenges we may be facing or bringing back home with us. These mental health conversations with family can often be met with silence, discomfort, or even misunderstanding. However, sharing our mental health struggles with our families is a crucial step towards building understanding, empathy, and a support system.”

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We know from Active Minds’ mental health survey that 74% of high school students report having experienced stress or anxiety as a result of COVID-19. So, we wanted to reach out to them directly to learn more. We invite you to watch this short video by students, for students. Then share their message far and wide: it is okay to not be okay.

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