Depression robs people of the motivation to do even small things to help themselves. The attitude is, “why bother?” typically based on the belief that nothing can help, nothing can change. But that’s the depression talking and what it’s saying simply isn’t true.
You may think your problems are so unique or complicated that no one can help you. But that’s the depression talking you into resigning yourself to simply accept your suffering as inevitable. It isn’t!
Your “blind spots” naturally prevent you from seeing yourself clearly, a statement that’s true for all of us. The value of having someone else to talk to who can fill in the gaps and guide you along a clear path out of depression is immeasurable.
A good therapist is worth their weight in platinum. A good therapist who is knowledgeable about depression and can get to the essence of where to focus their help in your service can intervene quite efficiently and most often briefly as well.
You can overcome depression but not by endlessly chasing your own tail.