The holidays are meant to be a time of joy and fond memories with friends and family. The truth is, for some who experience symptoms of mental illness and/or homelessness this is not always the experience. For some, the holidays are a time of disruption from the normal pattern of life one has become comfortable with. For others, the holidays are a time of sad memories, loneliness, and internal pain. The holidays can cause mental health symptoms of depression and anxiety and even substance use relapse. Therefore, we need to be mindful of ourselves and those around us. Advance Housing recognizes this and would like to make sure each of our consumers are safe this holiday season.