I’m curious to see what others think about this. I’ve never been part of a local mental health support group, for various reasons it hasn’t ever really worked out for me to be involved, but I can see where this could be true:
They help because, sometimes, what we really need to build self-esteem is increased connection with others. For people living with low self-esteem, it can sometimes feel like you’re the only one struggling with this problem. But the reality is that many people also live with low self-esteem, whether that’s because of a mental health condition or as a standalone issue.
I’m basing my believe that this could work on what I’ve seen online and on social media with groups of people in forums, groups, etc. who support each other. I think it provides a certain sense of connection, one that I know I appreciate in the place of the in-person group that I never really found.
Have you been part of an in-person group? Do you feel that connection, and does it help your self-esteem?