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

https://www.hopeline-nc.org/

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

800-273-8255

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

https://naminc.org

 

NAMI Website 

General information about mental health, advocacy, NAMI services

https://nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health

General information about mental health diagnoses and research

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Information about suicide, support and local chapters

https://afsp.org/

 

OTHER LINKS

To learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):

Mayo Clinic

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20364651

To get assistance from the Salvation Army:

https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/charlotte/christmas-assistance/

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

https://lowincomerelief.com/get-free-christmas-gifts-toys-north-carolina/



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