Episode 196: Not This! Mental Health and the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for people to manage their mental health. We can try to smile and pretend like everything is ok. Going through a difficult time or a “dark night of the soul” can be especially heavy this time of year. This episode of our podcast is for those facing personal challenges, asking tough questions, confronting troublesome truths, and making hard changes in their life during the holiday time.

TRANSCRIPT: Not This! Mental Health and the Holidays

Hi everyone, welcome to Thanks for Sharing. I’m your host, Jackie Pack. So you may find that I’m not doing weekly podcasts, and I haven’t been for a while, not because that was my intention really, just because I’m trying to take care of myself and put my emotional and mental health first, and there are just days where it does not get done, and so I’ve given myself permission to miss a week. I don’t know that I’ve missed two weeks in a row, but that’s just what’s going on. I’ve had a few people ask because I’ve been pretty consistent in the time that I’ve done the podcast with doing weekly podcasts, and I’ve just had to this year, it’s one of the things that I’ve just decided I can’t keep up with, and if that’s one of the things that gets moved off of my plate, then I’ve given myself permission to do that.