I have had anxiety and depression. There is always someone that says 'You have to Love Yourself' before recovery. When people are suffering from anxiety/depression this may be the last 'advice' they really need. This is only my experience when I am 'advised to love myself' to rebuild my life. I have heard the following from people that can’t 'love themselves' which is fair enough as I am a person that can’t either. Your thoughts will help me and others learn from your point of view. I can only be 'gentle' to myself to heal...not love.