Not So Happy Holidays? Coping with the Holiday Blues

Estimated watch time: 54 mins 
Available credits: none
Speaker: Ritu Anand, LCSW

We often greet each other with “Happy Holidays” around this time of year, but for many of us, the holidays can be a time of stress and grief. Let’s review why this time can be challenging for our mental health and what we can do to cope with stress and grief during the holiday season. 


  1. Educate attendees on the ways that holidays can trigger stress and mental health challenges 
  2. Discuss coping skills to ease mental health symptoms related to holiday stress and grief 
  3. Provide Follow Up Resources for attendees to utilize after the presentation to help cope with holiday stress and grief

About the Speakers:

Ritu Anand, LCSW has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of nonprofit environments with different populations including immigrant families and adults, children with disabilities, college students, families experiencing domestic violence, and adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Ritu also has a background as a clinician, trainer, and supervisor in the fields of community mental health and crisis intervention.

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