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.
As we navigate a second holiday season during a pandemic, we are faced with grief, loss and continuous change that may impact and cause confusion around how we celebrate the holidays. Open communication will help you understand and honor your loved one’s feelings and preferences about holiday gatherings that may have changed from before the pandemic or last year to now.
Holidays may not be the same; however, there are ways to find peace and moments of joy. Magellan Healthcare has prepared resources to help. We encourage you to use these free resources and the information on this page, and share with family, friends and colleagues.
49% of Americans say that COVID-19 has forever changed the way they celebrate the holidays.1
44% say that preparing for the holidays is stressful.1
39% say that family gatherings during the holidays are stressful.1
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1 Collage Group Holidays and Occasions Survey, May 2021