I read this great article via Wake Up World that discussed the link between depression and denying the self expression of your true self to have your emotional needs met. It leads you to become more isolated from authentic self, from Source and connecting to others in your life. Your true self is how your soul expresses itself in our physical existence. The false self is how we construct ourselves to have our needs met and is conditioned from a young age.
I found the article to be very true about the link between suppressing yourself and depression. The more authentic I am the more that everything in my life slowly started to improve. Your relationships originate from a place of integrity, honesty, respect and love for you that you can share with others. Your choices begin to shift to what best aligns with who you are. When you love who you are and where you are that is the true starting place for change.
It took me a long time to recover from depression. What made recovery difficult was the core belief that I was worthless if others didn’t approve of me and that my self was unlovable. Both of these core beliefs were utter bullshit. I was created by God who doesn’t make mistakes. I’m a spiritual being who is enjoying and learning from a human experience.