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Coping With Seasonal Depression

Dec 11, 2017

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Along with all the holly and jolly and red and green, for many, this time of year comes with a good bit of holiday blues. The stress that holiday expectations can bring, lead lots of folks to feel depressed, despite the seasonal good cheer that swirls around them.  Today on Midday, ways to cope with grief, depression, and anxiety during the holidays. 

Annette March Grier is a registered nurse and the President and Co-Founder of Roberta’s House, a grief support center in Baltimore. In 2014 she was honored as a CNN Hero for her work.    

Dr. Jonathan Shepherd is the Board President of the Black Mental Health Alliance and the Executive Director of Hope Health Systems in Maryland.

Dr. Mark Komrad is a senior supervising psychiatrist and Ethicist-in-Residence at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore. He’s also a faculty member in the departments of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and at the University of Maryland. He’s the author of You Need Help: A Step-by-Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling.