PHA Classroom

Holiday Headspace

Dec. 13, 2019

In this PHA Classroom video, experts David D. Barnum PhD, a clinical psychologist with a specialization in health psychology, and Patrick Mellin, a PAH patient and support group leader, discuss how holiday expectations can cause added stress and increased anxiety as well as ways to recognize stressors and address them with coping mechanisms. They also share information on identifying mental health concerns and where to get professional assistance and peer support. The video offers valuable firsthand experience from Mellin, who addresses ways that he approaches the added stress and expectations during the holidays and through the winter.