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Santa's Other Helper: NH Hotline Battles the Holiday Blues

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Thursday, December 20, 2007   

Lebanon, NH – This year New Hampshire residents can get help for the holiday blues. The Headrest Crisis Hotline is available to assist residents of the Granite State in dealing with the stress, depression, and little conflicts that sometimes intrude into the 'happiest time of the year.'

"Many of the calls we receive are from people who just need someone to point them in the right direction. Our focus is showing them that yes, there are several resources available to them," says coordinator David Belanger.

Mental health specialists say it's a myth that suicide rates spike around this time of year, but many of us still need help coping with the increased stress caused by the 'holiday hustle and bustle.' Belanger says the number of suicides is actually lower around the holidays than at other times of year, but the tragedy never completely stops.

"If someone wants to kill themselves, the fact that it is or isn't the holiday season is typically not a factor. Usually the cause is a whole plethora of different things adding up."

Headrest is based in Lebanon but takes calls from across the state and nation. Belanger says if you need help this holiday season, you can reach them at the national hotline number, 800-273-TALK.


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