November 25, 2020
While holidays are associated with family gatherings and sharing time with loved ones, families who have experienced a loss can find the holiday season to be an especially challenging time. Combined this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, record unemployment, and staying home for the holidays instead of visiting relatives and friends, an extra layer of stress and even sadness may permeate this holiday season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most dangerous time of the year for substance use and alcohol-related deaths is around the holiday months.
For those who need assistance or mental health services during the holidays, please know that help is available.
This week, the Wolf Administration shared the following resources for Pennsylvanians:
Mental Health Support
Substance Use Disorder
Food Assistance Programs
The Wolf Administration has established support for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members caring for children who lost parents or whose parents are unable to care for them.
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