Coping with Depression and Money Problems this Holiday - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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As the holiday season gets into full swing, you may not feel as cheerful and festive these days as some of your friends and family members. Money problems or personal issues can dampen even the brightest of outlooks.

In fact, for some people, the holidays end up being a time of sadness and even stress-filled days. If you don’t live close to family members or don’t have anyone to celebrate the season with, the holiday season can sometimes be downright depressing. That’s when the symptoms of chronic depression, anxiety and other negative feelings can rear their ugly heads.

Add the cold and dreary days of winter in most regions to the mix, and you may not be in the mood to do anything close to celebrating.

Still, there are some ways to stay positive and even enjoy the season. Here are six effective ways to cope with depression during the holidays:

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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox is co-founder of the free financial advice blog, Read her "Ask The Money Coach" column every Monday through Friday on and follow Lynnette on Twitter at @themoneycoach