One of the biggest signs of depression but one of the hardest to spot is self-loathing.
People who are depressed, people who are hopeless, listless, angry and isolated, are people who don’t like themselves.
They don’t like the behaviors they are displaying, the hurt they are causing people, the lack of interest in things that make them happy. They feel bad because getting up off the coach is truly impossible and what a loser they must be.
Furthermore, because there is such a stigma around depression, people who are depressed blame themselves for their mindset. They believe it when people tell them to Suck it up or Snap out of it.
They believe that, because they can’t manage their mood, they are in fact a loser.
And believing that you are a loser will only exacerbate your depression.
So, if you are struggling with your self-esteem right now, in a way that you haven’t before, then you could very well be depressed.