Feeling low or even depressed is nothing to feel ashamed about. Quite on the contrary it mostly indicates a period of growth.
Simply because it means that one is faced with a challenge that needs personal development in order to master it. The person doesn`t possess these necessary skills yet. That is why he or she feels overwhelmed. But this is just temporary. The protagonist is on the way of growth and hence on it`s way to master it.
This view doesn`t make the actual path less painful, nor does it shorten the path, but puts things into perspective. And it shows that indeed low phases in life are nothing to feel ashamed about.
The soon upcoming Single (on 26.03.) will have this content as a topic as well...