As anyone who isn't a Walt Disney character knows, Christmas isn't all fun, fun, fun.
Indeed, if you're lonely or depressed it can be quite the opposite.
I found out today that a good friend of mine, whom I have spent the past decade visiting in various psych wards, is back in hospital, just in time for Christmas.
As ever, there was an ominous silence before I found this out. No calls. Texts and emails unanswered.
There's always a communications blackout shortly before an episode of psychosis sets in. The person closes in on themselves, resists contact and gets consumed by the condition. It's extremely isolating.
They don't want to worry family and friends - if they are lucky enough to have them - or perhaps they don't feel like we can actually help. I guess we can't. Not really.
The mental health charity, Mind, runs a helpline for people in crisis. They offer expert advice, support and most important of all, someone to just listen.
They need £20,000 to man it over Christmas.
If you're feeling festive, consider this an extra present. Donate what you can to help someone who is feeling alone to get some advice and support at a difficult time of year.
Merry (if you're lucky) Christmas.