Blue Christmas - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Blue Christmas

The holidays are not always a celebration and happy time for individuals affected with mental illness.

The National Alliance Of Mental Illness of Wichita Falls said they stay busy during the holiday season, providing support for those who are living with a mental illness and experiencing the holiday blues.

Individuals living with mental illness say it's a constant struggle their entire life, and family support helps tremendously.

Gaye Warren, who's been living with major depressive disorders since she was 18 years old said the holidays can be a difficult time for her and her family.

Gaye Warren commented, "You listen to anything they will say because they will be reluctant to talk about it." Warren added, "If you notice a relative or friend withdrawing and not really participating in activities, that may be a sign they may need help."

NAMI offers free support groups and classes or those diagnosed or family members wanting to educate themselves.

NAMI is hosting their annual Christmas Party at the State Hospital on Monday, December 3rd at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in on the fun and celebrate the season with patients.

For more information you can contact the NAMI Office at (940) 244-6264.

 

Natalie Garcia,   Newschannel 6

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

    Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:37:54 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:20:47 GMT
    Thousands of women respond to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault amid allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
    Thousands of women respond to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault amid allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
  • Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

    Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

    Sunday, October 15 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-10-15 15:07:17 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:20:32 GMT

    The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.

    The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.

  • New employee to refocus on community development

    New employee to refocus on community development

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:15:10 GMT
    Dana SchoeningDana Schoening

    Wichita Falls city leaders are putting an emphasis on downtown and community development, and shaking up their staff to meet those needs.

    Wichita Falls city leaders are putting an emphasis on downtown and community development, and shaking up their staff to meet those needs.

Powered by Frankly