While the upcoming holiday season should be a joyous time for everyone, that often isn’t the case. Many individuals report increased feelings of seasonal depression, social isolation, and stress that feels unmanageable. This can be particularly true for families handling psychiatric emergencies, patients who have dealt with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and clients who may be facing a Thanksgiving dinner without any loved ones present. This holiday season, Key Point Health Services is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive to help our client families in need. If you are able to donate money to this great cause that can help contribute to a Thanksgiving dinner for numerous families, please follow the PayPal link located here. By helping reduce the stress on our client families, we hope to bring a little light into their holiday season. 

In addition to charitable actions that can help reduce stress, there are 3 key factors of stress to recognize around the holidays that everyone should be aware of. 

Stress Impacts Individuals from All Walks of Life

We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased everyone’s levels of stress. We’ve experienced the loss of over 600,000 lives, over 10 million Americans are unemployed, and many beloved businesses and restaurants have closed their doors. Feeling stress on a daily basis has become a normal way of life for many individuals from all walks of life, no matter what their life circumstances are. You should know that you are not alone in your struggles with stress. If your stress has become overwhelming, Key Point Health Services provides outpatient psychiatric services and rehabilitation with professionals who can help restore your quality of life. 

Long-Term Stress Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Did you know that experiencing feelings of long-term stress can be harmful to your health? According to research, individuals who work or live in stressful environments are more likely to develop diseases and pathological conditions that can negatively alter their lifespan and quality of life. Experiencing stress on a long-term basis, also known as chronic stress, can cause structural changes in the human brain and alter homeostasis within the body, leading to long-term disturbances. That’s why it’s vital to seek out help from the experienced professionals at Key Point Health Services when you’ve experienced feelings of long-term stress. Through an individualized approach that can include medication management and counseling services, we can work with you to help counteract feelings of chronic stress. 

Healthcare Professionals Can Help You Manage Stress

You don’t have to feel as though you need to manage stress on your own. By working with experienced healthcare professionals at Key Point Health Services, we can help provide resources and support to help manage your stress levels. This is particularly important for individuals who find it difficult to concentrate on their daily activities and responsibilities. For individuals experiencing a health emergency with thoughts of suicide, you should seek emergency help services through the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or by walking into the emergency room at your nearest local hospital.

Key Point Health Services Provides Mental Health Services

Key Point Health Services provides mental health services that can improve your quality of life. We’ve provided personalized care since 1982 with convenient locations throughout Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil County regions. We offer outpatient services for men and women living with mental health disorders. Our programs include Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Residential Programs for adults looking to progress their lives forward through their mental health struggles. Contact us today to inquire about our complete list of mental health services available.