Mid-winter stress and blues

It’s that time again, cold, dark at five, and holiday stress. As we all get older the winter seems to last longer. With that being said, now is the time of year we all need to look out for those less fortunate. The elderly, the sick and those having a tough time both financially and mentally.


The holiday season creates a lot of stress on us due to paying the bills like heat, food, and car, electric and so on. Throw on top of that Christmas. Our lives have become so busy that we hardly take time for ourselves. Offer kind gestures to people and drop by to check on friends, family and other Veterans that maybe struggling. Remember, being kind and doing good things doesn’t cost anything, but in return you get back much or more than you put in.


In closing, remember those deployed and know that there are people and services out there that are ready and willing to help. I hope everyone has a safe and joyous Holiday season.

Glenn Riley

Veteran Outreach Specialist


(802) 338-4312

The Vermont Veterans Outreach Program staff have very diverse backgrounds and many of them have served in the different branches of the military. Their commonality is that they know what our veterans are facing every day. The Vermont Veterans Outreach Program has a proven track record in getting the job done helping our veterans receive the services they need and have earned for their service to our country.

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