“Why am I still depressed?”
Nature … nurture … trauma … all of the above?
We probably can’t ever find the exact recipe that led to our feeling the way
we do, and knowing “Why” usually doesn’t help much anyway. But, the
good news is that we don’t have to necessarily know the reasons for our
thoughts and emotions in order to feel better.
Depression leads to loneliness.
As a human species, our ancestors who were able to interact with other
tribal members fared much better than those who tried to go it alone.
Positive familial and social connections literally strengthen us on both a
physical and emotional level.
Whether you’ve felt down recently, or struggled with depression for years,
you can feel better. But, you have to take the first step toward reaching out
— just as some of our ancestors did.