“Children need to feel like they are a useful part of their present-day tribe, i.e. their family. In the Stone Age, if you weren’t loved and accepted by your tribe, it meant, quite literally, that you were going to die. You needed to be part of a tribe to survive.”
...when you are depressed, you tend to turn inward and isolate yourself, which strengthens the depression. Often there is that negative voice that has crept in and told you that no one cares or there isn’t anyone who understands you or you’re never going to come out of this. I know it feels like you’re paralyzed, but you’re not. There are things you can do.