For a lot of people Christmas and New Year is a time of loneliness and despair. When you look at it the festive season is about family and getting together and having fun.
When you are alone or in a place where you can’t bear to be with people the festive season just makes your situation seem worse. It can be a time where it seems to magnify your problems and lead to thoughts of wanting to end it all.
In fact the festive season is a time where the number of people that suffer from physiological trauma soars. It’s a time of year when depression, despair, anxiety and helplessness comes out in all its forms.
If you are one of the people that are dreading the coming festive season know that you are not alone. I mean not alone to have to suffer, there is help and it is available. Sometimes just talking to someone can help. Don’t retreat into yourself, look outside your situation and get some help.
And for the people who have support and family for the festive season spare a thought for the ones that don’t. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year