Holidays trigger depression - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Holidays trigger depression

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:36:35 GMT
    The federal courthouse in Albany, GAThe federal courthouse in Albany, GA
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
  • Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:33:07 GMT
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
  • Stores gear up for Tax Free Weekend

    Stores gear up for Tax Free Weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:18:42 GMT
    Retail stores in South Georgia are gearing up for the tax free holiday weekend.More >>
    Retail stores in South Georgia are gearing up for the tax free holiday weekend.More >>

December 31, 2003

Thomasville - Many people are troubled during the holidays because of financial strains and family tension. More people think about and attempt suicide during this time of year than any other.

Family members and friends should look for sharp changes in behavior. Southwestern State Hospital Chief Psychologist Dr. Jerry Falls says, "Depression is a part of life and from time to time we're going to be depressed. We do want to watch for what is just a result of the holidays and what is triggering a deeper process."

Dr. Falls says if you are depressed or have suicidal feelings, you should contact a doctor immediately to be treated.

posted at 4:37 PM by karen.collier@walb.com