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Why Be A Burden?

As a psychotherapist and someone who has struggled with depression, I've spent countless hours inside the minds of depressed people. I've heard nearly all of my clients say "I don't want to be a burden" as an excuse to avoid talking to their friends and family about their problems. But talking to people about what's inside of our heads is exactly what we need to do when we feel depressed. Trying to hide how we acutally feel or putting on a performance when we spend time with people only leads to being misunderstood and feeling more alone. It is my personal and professional recommendation that you burden other people with your problems! If you do it gradually and safely, then you and your relationships will be better off for it. 

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