The Oklahoma City County Health Department (OCCHD) released advice for people dealing with unwelcome guests this holiday season: depression and stress.
Health experts said many people are overwhelmed with demands and expectations this time of year. Signs of seasonal depression include being sad for no apparent reason, withdrawing from family and friends and abusing alcohol and drugs, according to the OCCHD.
The OCCHD released the following tips for conquering the issue:
No matter what problems you are dealing with, the OCCHD urged people to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).