Holidays Can Be Difficult For Those Battling Depression or Addiction

While the Christmas season is a joyous time of year for most, it can be a different story for someone battling mental illness or addiction. The Departments of Health, Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Human Services are reaching out to Pennsylvanians who are struggling this holiday season with two main messages—you're not alone, and help is available. Among the resources is a toll-free hotline, 1-800-662-HELP, staffed by counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the holiday period.