Disneyland Union Shares Signs of Holiday Depression

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Holiday decor, festive treats and beverages, attraction overlays, and so much more – Disneyland Resort’s holiday season is in full swing! As we get wrapped up in the season, it’s easy to push through the crowds and forget to stop and notice surroundings. A Disneyland Union has put out a notice to remind Cast Members to pause for a moment to recognize the possibility of holiday depression.

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Workers United Local is a Labor Union for Cast Members at Disneyland Resort that strive to ensure the well-being of the many Disneyland Cast Members such as those working in food and beverage throughout the Parks and Resorts. From improved wages to working conditions and more, they focus on keeping Cast Members happy which benefits both the individual and Disneyland Resort’s Guests.

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In a recent post on Facebook, Workers United Local 50 shared the message below in the following image:

Disneyland Community Watch – Recognizing Holiday Depression: The holidays bring a special kind of magic to our Parks and Resorts, and our Cast work hard to bring this magic to life for our Guests. But sometimes individuals may experience holiday tension that can affect both their work and personal lives. During this time, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs of holiday stress in our own lives, as well as the lives of those around us.

  • Money, time, and family can be triggers for holiday stress
  • Know the difference between depression and holiday blues
  • Someone may be suffering from depression if symptoms persist longer than two weeks
  • If you are feeling lonely, get out and seek positive social activity, such as volunteering for a non-profit organization.
  • Try to maintain a balanced diet, get plenty of rest, and exercise regularly.
  • If you notice a fellow Cast Member showing signs of depression, or see a concerning post on social media, reach out to your leader.
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or LifeCare may provide additional resources and is available on the HUB.

See Something? Say Something! If you suspect suspicious activity, call x5840 from any Resort phone and report it right away. Don’t forget to notify your leader, too!

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It’s reassuring to know Workers United Local 50 is working to ensure Cast Members are being taken care of this holiday season. When you see a Cast Member, be sure to thank them for their time. For all those Cast Members that work behind the scenes, we know you’re the pixie dust that keeps the magic alive!

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