Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyDepressionTeam

The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Posted on August 16, 2018

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better - an important part of living with depression. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust.

"If something doesn't seem right, I trust my gut and look for answers." - Member of MyDepressionTeam

"When I was first diagnosed, I kept my mouth shut even if my doctor said something incorrect or wrong for my body. I'm learning to trust those feelings - my intuition - and speak up." - Member of MyDepressionTeam

Here are some conversations about trust on MyDepressionTeam:

"I know that with hard work I will learn to redirect my negative thoughts but since I don't have a therapist to guide me, I am reliant on my own motivation."

"Stay strong, remember you are not alone and there are decent people out there. I have to remind myself all the time and trust that things will get better."

"I have only just started to trust myself again and now I realize that I had been made to misjudge myself because people like to take advantage of people with depression, as it is so easily done. Trust yourself and you will become stronger."

Was there a moment when you doubted yourself and later realized that your instinct was right? Or an instance when you were glad you trusted yourself? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on MyDepressionTeam.com.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I always try and go with my gut feeling and feel if it goes wrong it was probably meant to be and I adjust

posted 18 days ago

hug

Recent articles

Bsp af 6
Thousands of members of MyDepressionTeam connect with one another and read each other's stories...

Four Books About Depression You Should Read

Thousands of members of MyDepressionTeam connect with one another and read each other's stories...
Coronavirus
Article written by Kelly Crumrin Those of us living with depression have likely felt the impact...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Depression

Article written by Kelly Crumrin Those of us living with depression have likely felt the impact...
Mht ad overview thumb
Article written by Kelly Crumrin Depression is a persistent low mood that affects everyday...

Depression – An Overview

Article written by Kelly Crumrin Depression is a persistent low mood that affects everyday...
Mht ad types thumb
Article written by Kelly Crumrin There are several types of depression. Doctors and therapists...

Types of Depression

Article written by Kelly Crumrin There are several types of depression. Doctors and therapists...
Mht ad thepathtodiagnosis2 thumb
Article written by Kelly Crumrin Once someone receives evaluation, depression is easy to...

Depression – The Path to Diagnosis

Article written by Kelly Crumrin Once someone receives evaluation, depression is easy to...
Mht ad cause thumb
Article written by Kelly Crumrin There are a variety of causes of depression. While researchers...

Causes of Depression

Article written by Kelly Crumrin There are a variety of causes of depression. While researchers...
Mht ad symptoms thumb
Article written by Kelly Crumrin Symptoms of depression vary between individuals and by the type...

Symptoms of Depression

Article written by Kelly Crumrin Symptoms of depression vary between individuals and by the type...
Mht ad treatments thumb %281%29
Article written by Kelly Crumrin No matter how severe depression can be, treatment is available....

Treatments for Depression

Article written by Kelly Crumrin No matter how severe depression can be, treatment is available....
Msl afmydepressionteam stephaine
How has depression impacted my daily life? Depression’s biggest impact has been on my...

Member Spotlight: The Impact Depression Has on Daily Life

How has depression impacted my daily life? Depression’s biggest impact has been on my...
Setting intentions for 2020 with depression
Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made...

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Depression

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made...
MyDepressionTeam My depression Team

Two Ways to Get Started with MyDepressionTeam

Become a Member

Connect with others who are living with depression. Get members only access to emotional support, advice, treatment insights, and more.

sign up

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about depression sent to your inbox.

Not now, thanks

Privacy policy
MyDepressionTeam My depression Team

Thank you for signing up.

close