depression and feeling lonely

Depression and Feeling Lonely: The Effects of Withdrawing from Others

Depression hurts.  You can experience profound states of sadness, acute anxiety, or bleak despair.  Meanwhile the world around you seems to be functioning to an entirely different script.  The difference can feel huge between your reality of depression versus the “normal” reality of people who seem happy.  You can end up feeling lonely and different.  Consider the plight of Abby: Abby …