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The homecoming of estranged family members at the holidays can be joyous and taxing. Felipe Frazao/Shutterstock.com

How to handle the return of a long-lost family member during the holidays

Connection with others is vital to our well-being. For many people, though, connecting with family members who have hurt us, or whom we have hurt, is difficult. A psychologist offers some advice.
James Stewart and Donna Reed in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ Wikimedia Commons

The holiday-suicide myth and the intractability of popular falsehoods

Just as facts are stubborn, myths in the era of social media are also proving to be as well. And, that can be harmful, particularly when it comes to the media reporting on holiday suicides. Here's why.
Even Santa can get worn out, which can lead to getting the blues. Stokkete

What psychiatrists have to say about holiday blues

Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than "Deck the Halls"? You're not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.

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