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Depressed? 14 Affirmations to Help

Depressed? 14 Affirmations to HelpThe self-defeating thoughts that accompany depression are among the most painful elements of the illness.

When I’m in the thick of the darkness, I can’t see anything remotely positive about myself. I concentrate solely on my weaknesses.

So to help, the other day I wrote down some affirmations to say when I’m in this place, to remind myself of my value even though I can’t see or feel it. I hope they help you, too.

14 Affirmations to Help with Depression

  1. You are valued even when you’re not productive.
  2. You are loved — despite your sadness.
  3. You are not sick because of a lack of effort or a failure at adjusting faulty thoughts.
  4. You are appreciated even when you can’t contribute much.
  5. You are needed — even though you feel worthless.
  6. You are separate from your depression.
  7. You aren’t any less of a person because certain people can’t understand your illness.
  8. You have persevered and persevered and should celebrate your tenacity.
  9. You are strong in your weakness.
  10. You are much more than your opinions of yourself.
  11. Your brain is your friend (despite what you hear).
  12. Your discomfort won’t last forever.
  13. You are resilient. You are a silent warrior.
  14. You are okay where you are right now.

 

Originally posted on Sanity Break at Everyday Health.

Image: blogecaring.com

 

Depressed? 14 Affirmations to Help

Therese J. Borchard

Therese J. Borchard is a mental health writer and advocate. She is the founder of the online depression communities Project Hope & Beyond and Group Beyond Blue, and is the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist. You can reach her at thereseborchard.com or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.


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Borchard, T. (2018). Depressed? 14 Affirmations to Help. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/depressed-14-affirmations-to-help/
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