BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As the holiday season approaches, it is important to enjoy time with family, friends or just escape the office for a few days.

With the added stress of trying to find gifts for loved ones, preparing for guests or any matter of other things, the holiday season can become quite stressful. So to help you handle the additional pressure, UAB Medicine held a discussion to help manage it.

Dr. Matthew Macaluso, the clinical director of the UAB Depression and Suicide Center offered tips and ways to handle the stress and depression you may feel during the next few weeks.

You can watch the full discussion in the video player above.