Originally Posted by TruckerPete
I would be careful that he's not using his secondary label to allow himself to feel second-rate, thereby contributing to his depression. It's so easy to stick with the familiar.
I know when I start swinging down my already low self image gets worse and worse, and I start finding reasons, without thinking about it, to lower myself even more.
It's not logical, it has nothing to do with what you know, but rather what you feel. To make it worse, it's also usually not done intentionally.