Surviving the Holidays

The holiday season is underway. It can be a joyful time, but a stressful time as well. Sad memories, family conflict, money woes…these are a just a few things that can make the holidays burdensome.

So how do we survive until January 1?

This is the subject at hand in  “Holiday Stressors,” a featured episode of Mental Health Matters, PEERS’ award-winning talk show that delivers a fresh discussion about mental health. We go to the streets and hear from people in Oakland who have questions about how to deal with personal and stressful situations during the holidays.

Guests B.J. North, a peer support expert, and family therapist Allan Stein answer questions and provide suggestions for getting through the holidays. Click on the photo below to view the video.

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Haydée Cuza is the executive director of PEERS, an Oakland-based community services organization.

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A non-profit, peer-run organization based in Oakland, Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) offers new solutions for wellness and leads by example that mental health recovery is possible. PEERS programs are designed to eliminate mental health stigma and discrimination and to promote self-determination, wellness, recovery, and resiliency with individuals in recovery and their families.