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Resources for Winter Well-Being
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are stressful, potentially traumatic experiences we face before age 18. ACE Resource Network envisions a society well-informed about the impacts of ACEs, with supportive resources and systems in place to help all people thrive while minimizing the effects of childhood adversity and toxic stress in current and future generations. Their “Holidays Can Be Hard” campaign provides useful tips, tools, and links to national resources.
Before a big event or family gathering, there’s much to do! Kids often ask, “How can we help?” because they want to participate, too. Everyone is important in a family and community — including the kids! Finding ways to include your kids in the event can make it more meaningful for everyone.
Looking ahead to holiday gatherings, events and activities may fill you with anticipation and excitement, along with a little angst. You may feel that build-up of anxiety as the holidays approach. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) offers seven coping strategies to help bolster mental health during the holidays.
The holidays can make it hard to stick to wellness practices or start new ones. But with a little planning, you can approach the busiest time of the year with some strategies to stay on track with your overall health and well-being. The CDC offers tips and resources to keep physical and mental health at the forefront throughout this season.