‘Blue Monday’ is a term first coined by a British travel company in 2005. Since then the third Monday of every January has been labelled as the most depressing day of the year.
The idea was invented as a marketing ploy to encourage people to book holidays, as a way to escape the January blues – but there is no science to back it up.
“What is important, is not to trivialize depression.”
Highfield Healthcare’s Consultant Psychiatrist Miriam Kennedy joined Pat Kenny on his Newstalk programme on the Monday 15th of January; 2018’s ‘Blue Monday’.
Listen back to their discussion of the ‘Blue Monday’ myth, mental illness in Ireland and the importance of looking after your mental health.
If you would like to learn more about Highfield Healthcare’s supports for those dealing with mental illness, below you will find a video explaining our newest Day Hospital service.