The bright lights around Diliman will make one feel happy but there are those who are likely to experience depression this time of year. According to research, suicide rate is considerably higher during December. Depression can be triggered by a lot of things, experts say but it usually includes losses, loneliness and often, failure in certain arenas.
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Doctors say that it is especially complicated to cope with depression during the holidays because everybody else is happy making reaching out to friends or family more remote and sometimes very awkward. There is a tendency to disassociate oneself once Christmas depression hits and often, those who are depressed ask self-defeating questions and feel sad as to why they cannot join in the holiday cheer.
Not everyone gets depressed due to a loss or due to failure though because there are just some who feel depressed during the holidays for no obvious reason.
If you are feeling depressed this season, it might be time to reach out to your closest friends. A writer once said that asking for help takes the courage of a soldier but what must be done should be done for you to get through the season unscathed.