And maybe even those who do not struggle with depression. I just wanted to personally say "i understand and care" to everyone here who finds the holidays the worst time of the year. Between all the happy holiday cheer on television and in stores, you can't get away from it no matter where you are. It is all around us. And it's NOT happy holidays for everybody. Some people don't have anybody to share the holidays with. Some have difficult families. Some have kids who no longer see them (at Christmas I still miss my son Scott who used to be such a big part of our celebration). Some people are ill. Some just get depressed trying to live up the hype of "all things wonderful at Christmas." I wish, for the sakes of in my opinion the silent majority who do not have perfect holidays, they would take the hype down a notch. I am not surprised that there is more suicide around the holidays than at other times. The expectations are so high. I think the meaning of the holidays get lost in the hype. Ok, well, thanks...just a vent and some thoughts.