Blue Monday is a mythical day that is said to be the “most depressing day of the year,” and a day where perhaps more suicides take place.

We set out to debunk this myth, as depression is much more complex than simply feeling blue on a wintery Monday after the holidays. People with depression experience it year-round, and people can be suicidal at any time of the year, so it’s important to always be aware of warning signs.

We posted a blog about the myth and sent out a press release about Blue Monday. We received several media calls regarding the release, and were happy to spread our message of awareness and suicide prevention education.

Feb. 4, 2016

Letter: Blue Monday Thanks – Morinville News

Jan. 20, 2016

Blue Monday is not real, but depression isVauxhall Advance, Taber Times

Jan. 19, 2016

Mental health officials say January can be a depressing time for some peopleCarstairs Courier
Blue Monday Red FM

Jan. 18, 2016

Blue Monday MythCBC Calgary News at 6 (interview starts at 19:00 min)
Calgary non-profit debunks Blue Monday mythCalgary Herald
Centre for Suicide Prevention miffed at Blue Monday malarkeyEdmonton Sun
Blue MondayCBC ICI Radio-Canada
Blue Monday MythsRock 97.9 & Country 93.3
Blue MondayCHED Edmonton
Blue Monday debunked as economy continues to depressQ99 FM
Blue Monday blahs a far cry from depression, expert saysCBC

Jan. 17, 2016

The myths surrounding “Blue Monday”660 News
Blue Monday myths, Calgarians fight the January blahsGlobal News
Blue Monday MythsGlobal Weekend Morning News

Jan. 13, 2016

Letter: Debunking Blue MondayMorinville News