Surviving the Holidays

Wes Parks 

In June 2023, a group of diverse mental health professionals were called together to serve on a two-year Mental Health Equity Cohort (MHEC) led by Director of Mental Health and Wellness, Joselyn Spence, MDiv, LPC, ATR.

Throughout December, MHEC members will share a variety of resources and stories to help you navigate through the wintertime, holidays, and beyond. Today, we’re sharing tips from Wes Parks on how to maintain boundaries and mental wellness during this season.

Boundaries during the holidays are essential, but can sometimes feel harder than normal to enforce, especially with loved ones. Use this booklet as a guide to empower yourself and others to set boundaries during and beyond the holiday season.

Wes Parks (he/him) is the owner of Metroplex Mental Health, a boutique multilocation private practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex specializing in LGBTQIA+ clients. Parks serves on NBA’s 2023-24 Mental Health Equity Cohort and was a presenter at NBA’s 2023 Mental Health Professionals Conference.