Donegal Gardai have appealed to the public to check on friends and neighbours to see how they are getting on today.
Today is known as “Blue Monday” and it is supposedly the most depressing day of the year.
A Garda spokesman said “Why not call in and check on someone you know who lives alone or give someone a call who you know might appreciate a chat today?
“If you are aware of someone who may need to talk to someone because of depression or if life is becoming too much for you and you need to talk to someone then there is a 24-hour helpline for Pieta House 1800 247 247 or you can text the word “Help” to 51444.
“Be kind to everyone you meet today and everyday. That smile and kind word from you might be just what they badly need.”