The leaves are falling. So are people…

Autumn changes lives for so many, with the onset of the darker nights can being on darker moods for many.

Autumn is time of cosy jumpers, log fires and hot chocolate. However for those suffering with mental health issues, it is the lead up to most stressful time of the year. Christmas! We are bombarded with commercials wanting our money, celebrities telling us it’s all about family time. People’s stress level skyrocket driven by materialism and perception of that we have got to be happy and thankful!

DON’T listen!! Create your own stress free and mindful Christmas. Don’t visit those relatives that are negative and bring you down. Call them instead, that way you’re still safe at home. Visit people who want to be with you and love you. Don’t overindulge in alcohol as it’s a game changed for your mental health, in a bad way.

Love yourself first as that is the only way others will love you back. Buy yourself a present, wrap it up and put it under the tree and give it to yourself at Christmas. Write on the tag, ‘To me, from me, love me!’ Reflect on the year and how you’re dealt with your issues. Always remember that there is a guy in Liverpool, UK who wrote this at the end of October, wishing you love, happiness and a wonderful Christmas.

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