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#OptionBThere for the Holidays

Discover actions big and small that you can take to offer extra support and help friends and loved ones who are struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss.

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Support friends and family during the holidays

Discover actions big and small that you can take to offer extra support to friends and loved ones who are struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss.

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Get extra support during the holidays

These recommendations from experts and the Option B community can help if you’re struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss this holiday season.

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Help your loved ones make the most of their holidays

Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.

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Resolve to be there beyond the holidays

Steps for making a plan to be there for your loved ones after the holidays are over.

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How to Cope During Hard Anniversaries, Birthday, and Holidays – Option B

Some days can be harder than others. Use these strategies from Option B to find strength on hard days like holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays.

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#OptionBThere for the holidays: support others having a hard time

One of the best gifts you can give this holiday season is to be there for friends and loved ones who are separated from family, coping with loss, or going through other difficult challenges. Small gestures of love and support—from heartfelt cards to thoughtful conversations—go a long way.

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Health, Illness & Injury

The New Year is a time for hope, even after tragedy

By Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
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Be an ally at holiday events

Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.

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Comfort a friend facing a lonely holiday

It might surprise you that during this season of holiday parties and family gatherings, some of us feel more alone than ever. Loneliness creeps up year-round, but it can be an especially tough experience during the holidays.

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Ask for the help you need

A guide to deciding how your friends and loved ones can help you over the holidays—and tips for how to ask.

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Support kids whose families have changed

Advice for how to help children navigate the holidays in the wake of death or divorce, from experts on helping kids build resilience.

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Divorce & Family Challenges

“She just sat there and listened—and that meant a lot.”

By Leticia Velilla
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Declare your holiday bill of rights

A seven-step guide to approaching the holidays on your own terms, starting with accepting your feelings.

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Discover your empathy superpower

A tool to help you find the best way you can support your friends and family during the holidays.

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Support a loved one working through addiction

The holidays might be a challenging time if someone you care about is dealing with addiction—whether it’s substances. Learn about the signs that your loved one might be having a difficult time and find ways to support them.

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Honest holiday cards from Option B

When someone you care about is going through a tough time, cheery holiday sentiments can fall short. Option B teamed up with PAPYRUS to create this special line of greeting cards to help you share love and support when the holidays don’t feel so happy. Whether your friends or loved one are struggling with illness, separated from family, or coping with loss, you can send a card to let them know you're thinking of them.

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Health, Illness & Injury

“Art helps me go to safe places.”

By Clyde R. Horn
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Health, Illness & Injury

Remembering with my mom, through her Alzheimer’s

By Heather Oglesby
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Grief & Loss

Becoming a mother, after losing mine

By Sarah Rasheed
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