Dec 9, 2014 | Guest Post by Maggie Jugon: Surviving the Holidays
In honor of the holiday season, this month's blog is written by guest blogger Maggie Jugon, a mental health advocate based out of Palmyra. At 18-years-old, Maggie represents the newest generation of advocacy, hope, healing, and recovery.
After a loss - by suicide or otherwise - the usual holiday rituals and family traditions may feel like obstacles too big to conquer. Shopping for presents, seeing the empty seat at the table, or even cooking the family dinner can stir up a storm of unexpected emotions. Regardless of the time since your loved one's passing, the holidays after a loss usually don't come easy. However, the feeling of grief doesn't have to take over your holiday season. Being prepared and knowing what to expect at your upcoming seasonal event can make this tough holiday season a little more bearable. Here are some tips to help you cope with the holidays [...]
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