Until recently, I was under the impression that suicides spike around Christmas time. It's a very emotional time for a lot of people who miss family, spend Christmas alone, or just don't feel up to being jolly.
The radio business is much like any other, as various diseases run through the building. Colds, flu, stomach bugs and the like. As I write this, almost half of our folks are home sick. They made the correct choice and stayed home.