Tips for Dealing with Holiday Blues

We know that the holidays can be a difficult time for many of us, and Ability Life Solutions wants to help if you’re dealing with holiday blues. We’ve put together a list of our top video picks that offer solutions for managing depression and beating the holiday blues. Please click on the links below to check out each video. We’re wishing you health and happiness for the holidays!

Video Resources for Dealing with Holiday Blues

Autism, Depression & Suicide: An Autistic Adult Talks Mental Health

It can be challenging to try to fit into a world that is designed for the neurotypical mind, and mental health is all too often ignored in general. A mom on the Autism Spectrum shares her personal story of how she survived “the darkest time in my life” and why she is thankful to be alive today. 

Dealing with Depression on the Autism Spectrum

Paul, who wasn’t identified as Autistic until he was 30, shares easy-to-follow advice for anyone dealing with holiday blues. Learn what depression is, some examples of common reasons you might be depressed, what that can look like for those on the spectrum, and things you can do to manage these feelings every day.

Autism and Depression

Learn what depression is, how it goes undetected in the Autism community, why people on the spectrum are more prone to it, and some coping strategies for depression. Dan is a vlogger who was diagnosed with ASD (Asperger’s Syndrome) at the age of 26, and he enjoys helping and educating people about life on the spectrum.

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Autism and Depression: Five Secret Techniques to Improve Your Mental Health

This is another great video from Dan at The Aspie World that will help anyone dealing with holiday blues. He shares the things that he does himself to help improve his mental health every day. His easy-to-understand advice, with examples from his own life, is very helpful.

Depression Self Help: 6 Tips to Treat and Manage Depression with CBT

This self-help cartoon is informative and easy to follow. Learn how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can help you manage and treat depression. These self-help tips are great for anyone, on or off the spectrum.

This Could Be Why You’re Depressed or Anxious

This TED talk by Johann Hari is inspiring and uplifting. He discusses how the imbalances in the way we live cause depression, and he addresses some possible solutions. His presentation is based on years of research and medical facts, and delivered with care and humor.

We’re Here for You

We hope that these videos will assist you in dealing with holiday blues. At Ability Life Solutions, our goal is to help you find solutions to the issues that keep you up at night. If you’re looking for support and a community that understands you and your unique needs, please know that we are always here for you. Feel free to contact us for assistance.


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