The holidays and New Year should be a time of joy, traditions, and togetherness. However, for many people across the greater St. Louis area, this season often exacerbates the underlying struggles they have with their mental, emotional and physical health. They know that they should be enjoying all that this time of year has to offer, yet they feel an invisible weight pressing in on them.
As a leader in wellness care in St. Louis, Centrec Care understands how difficult the holidays can be, and how they are often a time for setbacks for those in recovery. As we progress through the coming months, we want you to know that you have support, and a place to turn for help. Our outpatient behavioral health programs can give you the resources you need to nurture your health and wellness through the season so that you face the coming year with confidence.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common challenges people face during the holidays, and how Centrec Care can help:
- Stress and Anxiety—For those who are already prone to the effects of stress and/or anxiety, this time of year offers plenty of triggers. You feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions, compounded by financial pressures and an internal struggle to live up to unrealistic expectations. While some stress and anxiety can be normal, if it’s starting to affect your everyday life, or prohibiting you from enjoying activities, it may be time to seek help. We have programs that are tailored to providing proactive tools and resources to help you manage these issues and take control of your emotional health.
- Addiction Relapse—From feelings of stress and isolation to family tensions and financial concerns, the holidays can be a minefield of triggers for those in recovery. Many of the underlying issues in drug addiction become magnified during this season, and recovering addicts need additional support to get through. We offer numerous programs that aim to provide not only outreach but also education that strengthens the building blocks for continuing sobriety.
- Anger management—For those who are working on emotional regulation, the added pressures of the holiday season sometimes make them feel like they are being pushed to the brink. We provide anger management counseling in St. Louis so that our clients can focus on maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships.
This time of year does have its challenges, yet it also provides you the opportunity to fortify the steps to wellness. Rather than allow the pressure to overwhelm you, you can use this time as tool for revaluating how you are doing, and to create a plan to have a healthy year moving forward. At Centrec Care, we believe that your personal journey to wellness is as unique as you are. Our programs strive to provide hope and healing, while also empowering our clients to take control of their health. If you find that you are struggling during this busy season, contact us at (314) 205-8068 to learn more about how we can help.