Today we’re focusing again on Perfectly Hidden Depression, but this time we’re talking about what PHD is not. I received two emails in the same day this week and thought someone had sent theirs twice. But they were actually sent by two different people. Both of their first sentences were, “I think you may have saved my life.” Tears sprung into my eyes as I read their stories. So let’s discuss how PHD is different from healthy coping –how you’re not going to be able to walk into your physicians office and ask them to treat you for PHD — how it’s not always to see in yourself and how it isn’t all of who you are.

The listener email for this episode is from a young man whose had tremendous loss and trauma in his life and is now in therapy but having trouble with trust and opening up.


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