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Depression and low self-esteem

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Hi all, hope you are all well, or at least coping well... I have recently been thinking about depression, and I wondered how many depression sufferers also have low self-esteem, and if working on self-esteem might be a angle/starting point to beat depression. If I am way off the mark here, please forgive my ignorance :hug:
 
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I think depression and low self esteem do often go hand in hand. I know I have both. Working on self esteem is something else. It can be so difficult to change life long messages and thoughts.
 
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I'm currently giving self-esteem some thought... My thinking is it might be possible to build a base-line structure that can be used as a foundation to work from. A sort of platform of well-being/core belief that everyone needs to be able to flourish and succeed in their endeavours...
 
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How would you install that belief in people?
 
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It's more a baseline of knowledge, rather than belief. It would be achieved through mentoring and participation :)
 
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It sounds like you are thinking of starting some kind of group or class?
 
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Feelings of worthlessness often accompany depression, so yeah, low self-esteem is usually present when one is depressed.
 
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The book, The Six Pillars of Self-esteem is pretty good. You can find most of the information in the book on the web in more condensed form.
 
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