get the feeling that a lot of the people crying out for help on here all lack self-confidence. I myself have always been a confident person. I know that my depression is due me losing that confidence when I changed jobs. I went from a job I knew inside out and backwards and at which I was very good at to one I had to learn from scratch. For the first time a didn't feel confident and that brought on my depression. I wonder how much self confidence (or the lack of it) contributes towards depression. And if it is key, what can be done? How can you increase your self-confidence? I think the answer is to set yourself small goals, get some successes under your belt. Prove to yourself that you can achieve. Then stretch yourself. Aim higher, you might miss but the fact that your reaching for those difficult goals means you must have confidence in yourself to even make the attempt
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