Take it in. We're here. It's Blue Monday, (un)officially the "most depressing day of the year."\nNumerous reports over the years have shown that the date isn't actually grounded in any real science — the idea reportedly comes from a psychologist's debunked equation. But it's nevertheless an occasion to check in with our mental health after a harrowing year. \nEditor's Choice: Incredible Snow Sculptures Popped Up All Over Montreal After The Snowstorm (PHOTOS)\n\nOn Twitter, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada encouraged Canadians to "call your loved ones," "lose yourself in a good book" or "order comfort food from a local restaurant," to get through the day. \nThe federal agency is also pointing residents to the government's online list of tips for maintaining mental health during the pandemic.\nDon’t let #BlueMonday get you down. Call your loved ones. Lose yourself in a good book. Order comfort food from a local restaurant. We’re all #InThisTogether. 💙 Info on taking care of your mental health during #COVID19: https://t.co/WzmHNp0O6y pic.twitter.com/cwgNLfoNjn— ISED (@ISED_CA) January 18, 2021\n\nThese tips include "[taking] breaks from social media and the news," eating healthily, exercising, and "practising mindfulness" through activities like meditation and stretching.\nIt also recommends limiting substances — something the Government of Quebec has also encouraged. \n"You’re already shaken by the pandemic. Don’t add alcohol to the mix," was the message from one terrifying public ad from the provincial government. \n\nQuebec also has some pretty extensive online mental health resources, including this actually pretty comforting and helpful list of its own tips. \nThere's also this online list of symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. \nIn Quebec, those "experiencing stress, anxiety or depression" can always contact Info-Social 811, where "professionals in psychosocial intervention will offer [...] support and share information and advice according to your needs."\n\nIf you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or mental health concerns, please reach out to a trusted peer, parent or health care professional. You can also contact a helpline which is available 24 hours a day to talk. Or click here, for additional resources.\nIf you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital. Support is available.