How to beat back holiday loneliness

How to beat back holiday loneliness

The holidays can be a tough time for some. Tim Boyum talks with author Steven Petrow and Peg Morrison of NAMI-North Carolina on how to keep the holiday blues at bay.


Crisis phone line by HopeLine North Carolina

Call or text: 919-231-4525 or 877-235-4525

Phone calls taken 24/7

Text line hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline


24/7 NAMI Crisis Text Line

Text “NAMI” to 741-741

Just need to talk?

Call the Promise Resource Network Warmline. It’s open 24/7.

833-390 7728

NAMI North Carolina Website 

Helpline and contact information, links to virtual NAMI programs, schedule for Thursdays with NAMI, resource information – all specific to North Carolina


NAMI Website 

General information about mental health, advocacy, NAMI services

National Institute of Mental Health

General information about mental health diagnoses and research

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Information about suicide, support and local chapters



To learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):

Mayo Clinic

To get assistance from the Salvation Army:

List of places providing holiday assistance throughout N.C.:

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