It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it?
While everyone else at school yesterday was excited about finishing up the week of classes and getting to have two weeks off, you had some reservations. For while everyone else at work has family that they look forward to spending more time with when school is out for winter vacation, you do not. And while everyone else has a busy schedule of parties and festivities that they will enjoy over the break, you do not.
You have your dog, and for that you are very grateful. Your daughters and their significant others, however, are not coming into town until the last two days of break. You have tried to be proactive and come up with a list of all of the things around the house that you want to accomplish around the house, but you fear you will slide into your old ways. Unless you have a schedule to keep, a job to get to, or a place to be, you tend to become overwhelmed. You let your anxiety get the best of you and you slide into a pattern of sleeping, eating a little, and sleeping even more.

In the past you have worked with one of two different therapists, but you fear that this year, because neither or your normal two therapists are available, you will not leave the house for days. You fear that rather than be productive you will be pathetic. You fear that instead of enjoying your quilting or your knitting, you will simply stay in bed. Feeling more miserable and more sorry for yourself.

Can Online Therapy Offer You the Help That You Need?

When most people think of therapy services they think of going into an office, sitting in a comfy chair, or lying on a simple coach. In reality, however, today’s talk therapists are also available online and over the phone. During the holidays, this kind of service can be particularly helpful and convenient.
For patients who are dealing with traumatic situations, an online therapist may be able to help you decide if you need to visit with someone in person, or if the online services will be enough. Nearly 3.5 million people around the world are affected by some form of depression. Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that the latest statistics indicate that 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder by the age of 18. Finding help for these individuals before they slide into even greater problems should be a goal for everyone who is affected by depression or everyone who has a loved one who is struggling.

As the work schedules wind down for the end of the year 2017, it is important to make sure that you look out for your friends and family members who do not necessarily think that this is the most wonderful time of the year.