The Question that Actually Made Me Think

One component of my depression that I find extremely difficult to manage is the guilt. I have friends, a home, am financially stable… so why do I deserve to feel this way? To allow myself to completely shut down?

Well a few months ago my therapist asked me something that for the first time, made me feel a little less guilty. What is the difference between feeling sad or depressed when people have it worse, than feeling happiness or joy even though others have it better?

This made so much sense! I would never feel guilty for feeling proud of a B I got on a test, even though a fellow classmate got an A. So why should I feel guilty for experiencing depression just because there are people in worse situations??

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