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Holiday Depression

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… well, not for everyone. While images of love and joy fill storefronts, TV screens and magazine pages, for many people, the reality of the holidays isn’t so cheerful. As we kickoff the holiday season starting with Thanksgiving and into Christmas high expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression. The myth has been repeated so many times, most people consider it common knowledge: more people commit suicide between Thanksgiving and Christmas than at any other time of the year. Although it sounds reasonable,it simply isn’t true (springtime is actually the peak).

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