Mental Health for the Holidays

Happy Holidays! Kind of rolls off the tongue, right? Well, for some, the holidays are happy, but for others, there are many emotions that can be difficult to process. This holiday season, let us offer a few tips on mental and emotional health.

Throughout December 2015, we released video blogs from Angela Whitenhill, M.Div., LCSW, convener of the NBA Mental Health and Congregational Care Affinity Group, to help all of us focus on mental health, wellness, and self-care during the holiday season--and to help us remember these tips year-round.

Click the links below to view the individual videos or the full playlist. And warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tips for Holiday Mental Health (VIDEOS)

View the Full Playlist

  1. Let Go
  2. Go Tech-Free
  3. Ask for Help
  4. Don't Overschedule
  5. It's Okay to Grieve
  6. Don't Mask Your Mental Health
  7. Stick to Your Routine
  8. Go Outside
  9. Get Some Rest
  10. Savor a Spicy Meal
  11. Make Time for Meaning-Making
  12. Turn Up the Tunes

The NBA Mental Health and Congregational Care Affinity Group is a response to the passing of GA-1523 “Becoming a People of Welcome and Support to People with Mental Illness and/or Mental Health Issues” by the 2015 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For more information, please visit