For many the holidays bring out the blues. Often times this is the time of year when the loss of a loved one stings a bit more, you can’t get home due to the cost, or for our first responders you are working. It is normal to feel some sadness along with joy of what you have. The key is 1. acknowledge you have the blues. Avoiding the feelings can just make it worse. 2. Have a plan to manage the feelings. 3. Try not to be alone, 4. If you know someone struggling you be the one to invite them over. Below is a good article that will give more ideas.