Surviving Christmas: Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Cynthia Rojas

December 22, 2012

Everywhere you look the excitement of the holidays is in the air.  The lights, parties, music and shopping make the holiday season a busy and joyous time for most.  Yet for people dealing with depression, the holiday season can be a time of sadness underscored with a feeling of separation from the mainstream world that’s enjoying the celebration of the season.   The Consumer Team radio program will examine holiday depression during a segment to be broadcast Saturday, December 22nd at 6PM Central on 1080 KRLD Radio.  The special segment will feature an interview with Tom Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church (Denton, Texas).

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said the segment is meant to address not just the problem but also potential solutions for people dealing with depression.   Thomson said, “Tom Nelson can speak with a great deal of credibility and authority on depression.  About 7 years ago, Tom dealt with severe depression that preventing him from working as a pastor for a period of time.  Through the healing process that Tom Nelson went through, he has a unique understanding regarding the journey that a depressed person is on.  I think our listeners will learn much from Tom and his personal story.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.  KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

To learn more about The Consumer Team and to listen live go to   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.