JOHANNESBURG - The end of the year is a time to relax and enjoy our friends and family but for many, it's a time of loneliness and depression.
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group says suicides increase over the festive season.
Clinical psychologist, Cassander Govender, from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group said recognising the signs of depression is just the first step.
Encouraging people to seek professional help if they notice symptoms like drinking to excess.
Depression and Christmas