The third Monday in January has been called “Blue Monday,” apparently due to the heightened rates of depression and suicide around this time of year. However, this is a myth.

People who experience depression do so throughout the year, not just in January. Blue Monday does offer an opportunity to check in with people around us, though. If you’re worried about someone, reach out.

Our Blue Monday help card will give you tips on how to reach out to someone you’re worried about.

Click here to download the Blue Monday help card PDF