A Little Story About "Depression Isolation" That Almost Everyone Can Relate To

A Little Story About "Depression Isolation" A Little Story About "Depression Isolation"

Below, our friend, we'd like to share with you a little story we recently posted on our Instagram page about "depression isolation" that's relatable for many people battling this excruciating illness.

A Little Story About "Depression Isolation" That Almost Everyone Can Relate To

Sometimes, I push people away ... even those I love the most.

The last thing I want to do is hurt them ... or for them to think that I don't care about them.

But deep down, I don't feel worthy enough to have them. I feel unlovable even though they tell me otherwise.

I feel I have to "protect them" from my suffering because they deserve better.

So, I push them away ... as much as it hurts to do so.

I'm not saying it's the right thing to do ... I feel guilt and shame as I know this hurts them, too.

But somehow, I feel I'll hurt them more if I don't push them away.

Key Takeaway

It's extremely common for people fighting depression, anxiety and/or other mental health issues to push others away - not because they don't care about them, but because they don't feel worthy of their support, and/or to "protect them" from their struggle.

If you can relate, our friend, then please rest assured that you are not alone.

All our love,

The Depression Project Team.

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