Why does mental wellbeing deteriorate in January?
There are a number of reasons why a loved one's mental wellbeing may deteriorate in January.
Blue Monday was a term coined by a travel company in 2005 to pinpoint the day when people were feeling their lowest. Originally devised as a campaign strategy, it now represents reasons why people’s mental health is negatively affected at this time of year. As many as 80% of people have given up on New Year’s resolutions by Blue Monday, according to the University of Scranton in the USA – leading to feelings of despondency as if we have ‘failed’.
There are many other reasons for mental health to decline in January, and while they can affect people at any age, the following may particularly apply to seniors.