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“Christmas Behind Bars”

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This December 23, 2014, The Atlantic, article talks about how inmates at Maine State Prison celebrate Christmas despite rules that say they can’t give gifts.

Something warm and cozy

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Yes, I know that this isn’t a mental health related post, but I thought I would share a link to video of a cozy fire to warm your spirit this morning.  it’s a real fireplace and not computer generated and claims to be 10 hours of video, so if you don’t have a fireplace, but would like the sound of one while you’re doing whatever you opt to do today, here’s a simple fireplace that you don’t need to stoke or bring wood in to enjoy.

The video was uploaded to YouTube on September 7, 2012 by MyAbridged

To those celebrating Christmas my wish for all of you is that it be a safe, joyful celebration, and that the spirit of Christmas overflow from your home to help others who are struggling in some way.  I also wish that people would remember to help those in need everyday of the year though and not just around holidays.

“E.R. Doctors Give ’12 Days of Christmas’ Tips”

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This December 10, 2013 article on the Physician’s News Digest website talks about some simple tips that could help keep you healthy and safe this holiday season.


To those who celebrate ….

I would like wish everyone Happy Holiday!  May the spirit of hope be one that continues with each and every one of you and your families throughout the coming year.

To those who are traveling, I hope you have a safe journey to where ever it is you are going.

NAMI of Southwestern PA “Maintaining Holiday Cheer: Tips from thew APA”

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

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NAMI of Southwestern PA posted an entry in their blog containing resources on tips for dealing with stress during the holidays.  It was posted on December 8, 2010

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