Will talking about or focusing on your depression only make it worse?


Discussing depression does not make it worse or keep you focused on feeling depressed. In fact, feeling isolated and alone in your depression can be very harmful and can make your depression worse. Talking to any supportive listener, be they a friend, family-member, or colleague, can be a huge help, especially if they have had or are having similar experiences. This can reinforce that you are not an awful or weak person, rather you are just struggling at the moment with a health crisis. Talking to a qualified and certified therapist or counselor can literally be a life-saver.  

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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