MDHHS offers mental health resources to combat winter blues this holiday season


December 9, 2021

LANSING- As Michigan enters a second holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials are offering tips and resources to help Michiganders cope with winter, or seasonal, blues that are common at this time of year.

"The shorter, darker days of winter can be difficult for many people," said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. "This season often deepens anxiety, depression and feelings of grief or isolation - especially after everything we've experienced these past two years. It is always okay to ask for help, and

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