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2022 Holiday Emotional Wellbeing

While the holidays can be a joyful time, they can also be a source of sadness, anxiety and stress. If you are sad or struggling around the holidays, it’s important to check in with family and friends to help them understand what you are going through.

With inflation at a 40-year high in 2022, 68% of Americans are expecting holiday spending to worsen their stress levels this year.1 Forty-nine percent of Americans experience increased stress due to the expectations of family and friends.1

While we can always find a cause for concern, we can also find things to be grateful for. Shifting the focus can make you feel better. Magellan Healthcare has prepared resources to help you find peace and moments of joy this holiday season. We encourage you to use the information and tools on this site, and share with family, friends and colleagues.

49% of Americans say that COVID-19 has forever changed the way they celebrate the holidays.2

44% say that preparing for the holidays is stressful.2

39% say that family gatherings during the holidays are stressful.2

Webinar on Emotional Wellbeing During the 2022 Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Magellan Healthcare webinar, “Protecting your emotional wellbeing this holiday season”
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Check out recordings and more from previous-year events!

2021 Magellan Healthcare webinar, “Holiday emotional wellness during a second year of COVID-19”
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2020 Magellan Healthcare webinar, “Emotional wellness during COVID-19 and the holidays”
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1 Beyond Finance financial stress survey, August 2022
2 Collage Group Holidays and Occasions Survey, May 2021