Monday 20th January, today, is widely known as ‘Blue Monday’. Reported as ‘the most depressing day of the year’, due to combined factors such as the weather, debt and weight gain since the festive period.
Mental health charity Mind is derisive of the notion of Blue Monday, claiming the concept has no foundation in scientific research. A statement on their website says: "Here at Mind, we think it’s dangerously misleading. Those of us who live with depression know that those feelings aren’t dictated by the date. Implying that they are perpetuates the myth that depression is just 'feeling a bit down', something that doesn’t need to be taken seriously."
However MIND are campaigning for people to carry out one act of ‘self care’ on this date.
A friendly message to try and take time today to look after yourself....even if it's only for 15 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less