social withdrawal

Social withdrawal

One of the main symptoms of depression is social withdrawal. This might mean you go out less, to isolate yourself, and to progressively narrow the field of your social relationships. Isolation often exacerbates all of our negative ideas and may lead to constantly devaluing yourself. Living with depression makes it harder to maintain social relationships, especially with close friends and family. 

As with the LFC team, it is important that each player feels like they belong – team cohesion is key to feeling accepted and bringing your best self to every situation. It’s something that is true on the field between teammates but also in everyday life with your friends and family. 

Find out more about how social withdrawal can be the invisible sign of a mental health disorder: 


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