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How can I help a loved one deal with holiday sadness?

Depression during the holidays is common, especially in people who already have a history of depression. There are some things that can help during this time. One is to offer a lot of family support. Acknowledge that holidays can make a person feel isolated. Sometimes, a change in routine can be helpful, especially if certain events or gatherings are particularly stressful. A change of location or creating a new tradition can sometimes help to lift the spirits. Remember that exercise and time outdoors is important, so schedule some fun active outings.

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