Although holiday depression can happen during any year, it feels like it’s especially at the forefront of 2021. After two years of anxiety, fear and stress due to the coronavirus pandemic, it makes sense that many people may not be feeling the holiday spirit as much as in past years.
Still, some people may be more prone to holiday depression than others. This might include people grieving the loss of family or friends, those who are estranged from loved ones, or individuals struggling with other mental health issues.
Here’s what you should know about holiday depression and what you can do to try your best to avoid it, according to experts.