Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays
- Take care of yourself
It is easy to forget to get enough rest and eat
right Taking care of yourself first will help you
weather aspects of the holidays that may be
- Find a way to acknowledge the person you
Rather than avoiding the feelings, find a way to
remember and acknowledge the person that is
meaningful and positive.
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Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization has moved!
Please send all mail correspondence to:
612 Woodland Square Loop SE, Suite 401
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-763-5828 or 800-658-4105
Please click on the link above to view the preliminary 2018 TMBHO budget
2018 Preliminary Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization Budget for Public Review and Comment
The Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization (TMBHO) Governing Board has reviewed a preliminary 2018 budget for the delivery of publicly funded behavioral health services for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The Governing Board is seeking the public’s review and comment on the proposed budget that is scheduled for final approval by the Board on December 15, 2017 at their scheduled public meeting.
Comments can be submitted by email to Tara Smith, TMBHO Fiscal Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail addressed to:
Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization
Attn: Tara Smith, Chief Fiscal Officer
612 Woodland Square Loop SE Suite 401
Lacey, WA 98503
Please submit all comments by Monday December 11, 2017.
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Holidays are a time of celebration and family. Expectations are high as we look forward to experiencing something good in life. However, sometimes these expectations are not fully realized. Holidays for some people, can be a time of grief, sadness and loss. As a result, the holidays can serve as a trigger for an episode of feeling “blue” or depressed. Anniversaries of significant events like the loss of a parent or even your own health can serve as a trigger as well.
Everybody has felt blue or sad at some point in their life, but these feelings for some, can be experienced as a very intense episode of depression. During these times if you or somebody you know is experiencing a severe episode of depression, then seeking help may be necessary.
Please look at the attached document for a review of Holiday Blues and where you can seek help.
Mark Freedman, MA, LCSW
Thurston-Mason BHO, Administrator
- Grief and the Holidays (www.grief.com)
- Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
- Holiday Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Stress (MedlinePlus)
- The holiday season can bring uninvited guests—anxiety, stress, and depression. But, MedlinePlus is available to help. Text MP Health to 468311 or click here to sign-up for weekly messages sent directly to your phone.
- You’ll receive text messages on managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during this holiday season. Text MP Health to 468311
- The Truth About Holiday Spirits: How to Celebrate Safety This Season
- How to Navigate the Holidays in Early Recovery
Please note our new fax numbers:
Thurston-Mason BHO – 360-867-2561
Thurston-Mason BHO Ombuds – 360-867-2619