Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services wants to ensure that individuals know where to turn for support with their mental health this holiday season.
The holidays are often a time of joy and celebration, but can also exacerbate feelings of sadness, loss and loneliness as well as worsen existing issues such as depression and anxiety for the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.
“Though research suggests that the rate of suicides does not increase during the holiday season, we have seen the severity of mental health symptoms worsen in the past several years. Since the launch of the national 988 Lifeline in July 2022, our team has experienced a 25 percent increase in people seeking help from the crisis line,” said Lynn Morris, LMFT and CEO of Didi Hirsch.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 for free and confidential support. Calling 988 connects you with a suicide prevention and crisis counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit crisiscare.org for information.