Why is this week the most depressing week of the entire year?

Today was something called Blue Monday. I'd never heard of it before but apparently it's one of the most depressing days all year round.

According to a British Psychologist in Manchester Evening News, this is the time of the year when the stress from the holidays finally catch up to us.

Sure, the study is from England but the theory can be related back to right here on the Hudson Valley.

Blue Monday could lead to the most depressing week due to a few factors. The weather has a lot to do with it. It's cold, grey and just gloomy. The debt from the holiday season also plays a part. We've also spent a lot of time with family recently and it' back to being lonely again.

Many people have also failed their resolutions. So there's that...

Is this the most depressing week? It could be.