I would think so... it must be quite a busy time for them, given how stressful it is for some people with mental health conditions.
But there is a lot of goodwill around as well. I was just watching the Pope's Christmas blessing Urbi et Orbi, to the City (of Rome) and the World. It was quite interesting, and I liked his theme of when you think of baby Jesus also think of all the disadvantaged children in Syria and Africa.
I know in the UK there is someone there that you can talk to as my care co ordinator was working over xmas and then handed over to someone else so there are people who you can talk too plus the samaratains are there aswell
Emails should be responded to within 12 hours. Most people who contact samaritans not suicidal. They won't know your email address either but can respond to you by email though. Ie so confidential.
I wasn't but was severely distressed and confused but wish had contacted sooner really as had a belief I wasn't bad enough to contact but most times it helped a little and managed to get some rest after having contact which was what I needed at that time.