What is Self-Worth?
So, what is self-worth?
Self-worth is the greatest currency you can ever possess. It celebrates everything that makes you unique. It’s how you value yourself. It’s also easily bruised, because it can be the hardest thing to protect. You see, you’re the only one in control of your self-worth. Yet you’ might be your own worst critic. And how you rate your self-esteem depends highly on your mental wellbeing.
How does it affect people with epilepsy?
Epilepsy is unpredictable. It changes your perceptions and how you feel about yourself. You may feel less confident in your own skin, in your academic abilities, in your career or even your role in your family or as a friend. You may lack motivation, feel isolated and anxious. This is all very normal, because epilepsy alters your self-worth. And low self-worth impacts every aspect of your life. It’s important to make the connection between how you feel about yourself and the part epilepsy plays in your self-assessment. That way you can start to boost your self-esteem. These are just a few examples of how epilepsy can lower your self-worth:
- Loss of independence
- Unable to control seizures
- Feeling isolated or having negative reactions from others
- Unable to predict or control seizures
Where can I access support?
If you feel you are severely overwhelmed with low self-worth, please contact your GP.
Find urgent help and support here.
If you are struggling with your self-worth, remember, you are not alone.
Try downloading one of these apps that young people recommend:
- Mindfit - Train your mindset to erase negative thoughts.
If you feel like you would like to talk to someone, you can contact us or reach out to one of the organisations below. There are people ready and waiting to support you:
Throughout our #OnTopOfEpilepsy campaign, our supporters shared messages of support to children and young people with epilepsy who may be struggling.