Self Esteem

Introduction to Self-Esteem

Most people feel bad about themselves from time to time. Feelings of low self-esteem may be triggered by being treated poorly by someone else recently or in the past, or by a person’s own judgments of him or herself. This is normal. However, low self-esteem is a constant companion for too many people, especially those who experience depression, anxiety, phobias, psychosis, delusional thinking, or who have an illness or a disability. If you are one of these people, you may go through life feeling bad about yourself needlessly. Low self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals.

Self Esteem — In The News
'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who believe their friends like them, no matter what, may be less prone to feeling bad about themselves when things go wrong, a new study hints. Researchers found that when they had public school students think about times when their friends showed... Read More

Distorted, Negative Thoughts Linked to Suicide Risk

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have highly negative opinions of themselves and gloomy thoughts about the future may be at increased risk for attempting suicide, new research suggests. The study included 111 people who had attempted suicide within 30 days before the start of the... Read More

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