Coping With Feelings of Suspicion and Depression

Elodie EdjangElodie Edjang
Sep 1, 2017

Suspicion, or distrust of others and their intentions can accompany your depression. Self-esteem has been connected with depression, and when you have lower self-esteem, you are at a greater risk for paranoia. 

But don’t give up. There are ways to cope with depression and suspicion.

Coping With Feelings of Suspicion and Depression

If you feel like your suspicion is connected with your depression, you’re going to want to address some of these concerns to your doctor.

Addressing Previous and Negative Experiences

It’s important to discuss any childhood traumas or childhood shame traumas right away with a counselor, therapist or your doctor, as this makes you more vulnerable for paranoia ideation.

These professionals will be able to provide you with helpful management tips for feelings of suspicion.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety not only affect how you view and interact with yourself, but how you interact with others. Dealing with your stress and anxiety can help you build trust and communication with others while alleviating some of the stress and anxiety you’re feeling.


You want to communicate your fears, apprehensions, and feelings as well as your past behaviors, how you’ve dealt with trust in the past, that is going to help you move forward.

Remember, dealing with depression and suspicion is going to take some time, but if you work on it and are open and honest about it, it can significantly impact how you trust yourself and trust others.

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