Category: Mental health
Summon your positive energy and display your most festive holiday cheer because December 18th is Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day. The movie Elf follows the life of Buddy, a human raised by elves, who believes the human spirit is more powerful than the sharpness of people’s tongues and jaded hearts. He’s an unsuspecting hero in a time when money and status rule, creating a domino effect that changes lives for the better and hearts forever.
Mental Health Issues & Social Anxiety’s Holiday Rise
Even though answering the phone with “(Insert your Name) the Elf, what’s your favorite color” may seem like a mere smile-worthy holiday greeting, it’s capable of much more power than that. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse.” DiscoveryMood.com adds that “approximately 40% of adults are riddled with social anxiety around the holidays, and many turn to food and alcohol as coping mechanisms, which can result in a downward spiral.”
Designating a day that’s devoted to answering the telephone with an undercurrent of goodwill and an infectious cheerful spirit may be the best thing to find the holiday season since Cindy Lou Who won over the Grinch.