Battling the Post-Holiday Blues

by Devin Sanchez
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is coming to a close. For some, the post holiday season can be a time of sadness.

Patrick Ramsey with the Samaritan Counseling Center told NewsWest 9, this is something they see a lot of around this time of year.

"We're seeing a lot of substance abuse, depression, and depression and anxiety is kind of a staple," he said.

Drinking during the holidays may seem normal but it can be a sign of a deeper problem.

"For people who can't handle alcohol they go about it in an overzealous way and it messes with them," Ramsey said.

Ramsey did offer some advice to beat the blues:

-Get back in your routine
-Make time for yourself

He also said if you just cannot seem to get out of the funk, it may be time to seek professional help.