The Transylvania Times -

Lost Those Holiday 'Blues


Tis the season to be jolly, but for many people, the holidays are a time of loneliness and depression. The elderly, the homeless with mental health issues, and folks separated from their loved ones by death or distance are particularly vulnerable to the “blues.” Indeed, the suicide rate nationally often goes up at this time of year.

To help folks with the downside of the holiday season, NAMI-TA (The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Transylvania Advocates) is sponsoring a “Carols and Candles” event at the courthouse gazebo Friday, Dec. 20, from 5-9 p.m. Guests will be invit...

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