In our cultural imagination, the Christmas season and the holidays in general, are supposed to bring joy as we spend more time with family and friends. The reality however, is that this season can also be a time of difficult memories, expectations and disappointment, and stress.
Contrary to popular belief, suicides do not increase during this time of year. Butdepression, according to Psychology Today, is reportedly higher around the holidays than any other time of year. The reasons include everything from the commercialization of Christmas (expectation and disappointment), to the year-end as a time of reflection, perhaps inducing painful memories.