Interrobang Podcast Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to Blue Monday
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The science behind Blue Monday has been debunked, but it's still an important reminder to check in with yourself mentally.
January 20th, 2020
Welcome to the third Monday of January, a.k.a Blue Monday. Blue Monday is supposedly the “most depressing day of the year” according to psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnall, who calculated the day using factors such as time since Christmas, weather and motivation. While the science behind the formula has been debunked, Blue Monday is used by travel agencies as a prompt to sell travellers on vacations, and more recently as an opportunity for advocates to raise awareness of mental health issues and seasonal blues.
Interrobang interviewed Suzanne Book, director of Fanshawe’s Counselling and Accessibility Services, to discuss what students can do to cope with mental health issues at this time of year.