As the end of the year quickly approaches, more people are starting to overthink the new year. This constant thought process can cause some extra stress. Some people might have been stressing up to Christmas and can now breathe a sigh of relief, now that is is over.

Those who can't still seem to breathe easy might find a new year just as stressful.

Those people might be stressing about what will come with the new year, or even how are they going to celebrate on new year's eve! Those who have these thoughts, along with those who might find themselves alone on this holiday, are who the Emergence Health Network are concerned for.

According to KTSM, recent numbers show an increase each year, in the number of calls being made to the crisis hotline. In 2016, 22,988 people called the crisis hotline. In 2017, 25,277 people have already called the hotline, just from January through November.

Calling the hotline for some much-needed guidance is a perfect way to begin a healing process for those feeling lonely or depressed. If you need help or know someone who does, call the local crisis hotline at 915-779-1800 or 1-877-562-6467.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can also be reached at 1-800-273-8255.