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Dealing with holiday stress

By Rhea Jha, Ashley Eberhardt, FOX 21 News

(COLORADO SPRINGS) – One of the most wonderful times of the year can also be one of the most stressful. Whether you might be overwhelmed financially or grieving a loved one, experts say step one is to acknowledge that it’s ok to not be ok.

Usually, when we think of the holidays we think of joy and Christmas cheer, but what many forget to acknowledge is all the stress, anxiety, and even sadness that can also come with the holidays.

“You’re going to see everybody else’s Christmas, and it’s all going to seem perfect in a picture, on TV, or whatever. But, in reality, life’s not perfect and life can be messy,” said Christopher Heberer, City of Fountain Chief of Police, and Suicide Prevention Board Co-Chair.

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