InFocus: Dealing with holiday stress and anxiety

Holidays can be a difficult time for those struggling with sobriety or emotional wellness concerns.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The anticipation of the December holidays has lots of people in a joyful mood. But not everyone feels like joining in on the festivities.It can be an especially tough time of year for those struggling with sobriety or emotional wellness concerns.

Dealing with the stress and anxiety that the holidays can bring is the topic of this week’s 22News InFocus. While we want everything to go smoothly and everyone to be happy, sometimes the demands and expectations we place on ourselves can be overwhelming.

Our panel of mental health professionals will be discussing how to maintain sobriety and emotional wellness, and reduce stress and anxiety during the holidays.

You can watch 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon, on the air, or streaming on your mobile device using the 22News app. And if you miss it, you’ll find it on our website at WWLP.com.

Get resources for help with addiction and other emotional and mental health issues at the Center for Human Development.

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