For many, the holiday season is a joyous time to celebrate with friends and family. However, for many others, this is a time of loneliness and depression. Although some may feel helpless during the holiday season, there are many resources in Montgomery County that can help people to develop coping strategies.
The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Montgomery County (ADAMHS) wants you to know that feelings of depression are very common this time of year and there are services available to help.
Tips for Coping with Holiday Depression
“We want citizens to know that they are not alone during the holidays or any other time of the year,” said Helen Jones-Kelley, Executive Director of the ADAMHS Board. “Citizens can gain access to counseling, support, and coping skills assistance through a number of community agencies.”
Anyone needing help can call the ADAMHS Board at (937) 443-0416, the 24-hour CrisisCare at (937) 224-4646 or the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 229-7777.
Some of the services provided by ADAMHS include:
- Counseling for emotionally disturbed children
- Mental health services for adults and families
- Crisis intervention
- Psychiatric services
- Alcohol/drug prevention and treatment
- Other vital services for the community
For more information and tips on how to reduce or cope with depression around the holiday season, see the attached fact sheet or visit www.adamhs.co.montgomery.oh.us.