Time for a Little Post-Christmas Therapy?

by Leigh Ann Otte

How was your Christmas, or how’s your Hanukkah going? Hopefully fantastic. But for some people, spending time with family dredges up long-lived issues they thought they’d buried (at least stuffed down and ignored) long ago.

So in this week’s featured article, we explore four common types of therapy, including whom they might help and the pros and cons of each. Also, here’s our article on how to find a good therapist.

If you’re worried about a loved one, here’s our article on how to help someone you know with things like depression, alcoholism and addiction.

If you’re feeling suicidal, you can get immediate help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TTY: 1-800-799-4889). It’s free and confidential.

Here’s to a healthy, happy 2012—and to having the strength to seek help when we need it.

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

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