Busting the Blue Monday myth with #BlueAnyDay

Posted: 15-01-2021

This year we want to help dispel the myth that the third Monday in January (18 January) is the most depressing day of the year and remind people that depression is a serious condition that can affect people on any day.

Help us by getting involved and using the hashtag #blueanyday on Twitter and Facebook – our ambition is to get more people using this rather than using #bluemonday.

Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression, and it can affect any one of us at any time. Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days, or even for just one day. Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months or even longer if untreated, rather than just a few days. 

There's still a stigma around mental health and depression – it is a real illness with real symptoms and can if not treated lead to suicide. We want to make it clear that depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together."

The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery and speaking to one of our team whether it's through our 1 to 1 counselling, our instant messaging services or at one of our support groups can help you with your depression and symptoms.

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought challenges to everyone's mental health, as we can't always be with the ones we love and there is uncertainty with what the future will bring. So it's even more important that we should look after our mental health every day of the year, not just on one day.

If you need some help with your mental health and someone to speak to please get in touch to see how we can help. You can call us on 01782 262100 or email our team at reception@nsmind.org.uk

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