Are you struggling with loneliness, exhaustion, even depression but no one knows it but you? Do you have trouble admitting vulnerability? Do you keep a facade of having it all together, when you realize at some level there’s something wrong? If so, this podcast is for you. Perfectly hidden depression isn’t a diagnosis, but it is an identification of a new and surprising way depression can look. People who identify with perfectly hidden depression have created a wonderful-looking life. They’re successful, well-liked. They don’t “look” depressed. Yet they use specific strategies to hide past trauma or current pain. The good news is that you don’t have to hide for the rest of your life. And this podcast may be the first step in realizing and accepting who you really are.

A special head-up to any therapists might be listening! We can all miss this presentation of depression. It so important for us to understand this dynamic.

Part Two can be found here!

You can hear more about perfectly hidden depression and many other topics by listening to my podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to my website and receive one weekly newsletter including my weekly blog post and podcast! If you’d like to join my FaceBook closed group, then click here and answer the membership questions! Welcome!

My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

And there’s a new way to send me a message! You can record by clicking below and ask your question or make a comment. You’ll have 90 seconds to do so and that time goes quickly. By recording, you’re giving SelfWork (and me) permission to use your voice on the podcast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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