Depression and Loneliness at Christmas Increase Hotline Demand by 20 Percent

In 2018, there were three million calls in the whole year - an average of 9,000 calls per day, with peaks of 11,000. Christmas is not the problem, but rather the feeling of exclusion and loneliness.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some people do not fit into that Christmas cheer mood. There are many reasons behind it: not having anyone to celebrate it with, the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship or the fight against a physical or psychiatric illness

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