Albert is part of the Ranch’s equine therapy program
Over the years we have noticed that the Holidays can be a particularly challenging time for people who are struggling with addiction, eating disorders, or other mental health issues. The main reasons?
- Family obligations increase stress during the holidays
- People with these issues tend to come from families with similar issues, so the holidays bring up resentments as we relive the disappointments of the past
- People think they have to “duke it out” with the holidays and just deal with it rather than recognize this can be the perfect time to get the treatment you or your loved one needs. Waiting until “after the holidays” can simply extend your unhappiness; getting help can give you renewed hope for the new year.
There are a number of reasons seeking treatment during November and December can be ideal for many people.