Home > Mental health > Stress > Festive season stress Festive season stress All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News 10 tips for a safe festive season Parties and indulgence in alcohol are associated with the silly season and that means it’s time to be even more vigilant around crime and safety. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke How to avoid the Christmas rush Everyone knows time speeds up as the end of the year approaches, and before you know it, Christmas panic will set in! Coping through the Christmas season To cope throughout this time of turmoil, it is best to be prepared and to plan your Christmas. There are a few tips to survive the festive season. 'Tis the season to de-stress Waiting in line at another shop for last-minute gifts and dreading the impending arrival of the in-laws, it hits you: Where did all the fun of the holidays go? Coping with new year stress The new year is a time for celebration, but also stress. Pre-Christmas stress busters There are a few weeks to the end of the the year - and a few strands to the end of your tether. With the mad Christmas rush coming up, you will need to develop your stress coping mechanisms. But how can you do this? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.