Kids Are Getting More Depressed. 10 Things You Can Do.

Kids Are Getting More Depressed. 10 Things You Can Do.

I recently watched “13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix series depicting a young increasingly depressed teenage girl losing the fight with her will to live. It’s based on the book by the same name. She dies a horrible death, by suicide. The same day she died,...
The Ten Characteristics of Perfectly Hidden Depression

The Ten Characteristics of Perfectly Hidden Depression

I’ve been writing for three years now about a syndrome called Perfectly Hidden Depression. These are people who are inwardly struggling with depression, at times severe depression. But others would never guess that they were. They can act both intentionally, but...
The Gifts Of Vulnerability

The Gifts Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a gift. Being vulnerable isn’t the same as being scared or admitting defeat. In fact, knowing and accepting it is actually a strength. Why? Because you can get really good at recognizing when those pesky, at times painful vulnerabilities are in...
Revealing The Real Faces Of Mental Illness. This Is My Brave

Revealing The Real Faces Of Mental Illness. This Is My Brave

No one knows Emily. They think they do. They know she’s traveling up the ladder at work, earning a promotion last month. They know she’s an extremely loyal friend, and always has time for everyone who needs it. They know she’s fun, ready to go...
The Real Voices of Perfectly Hidden Depression

The Real Voices of Perfectly Hidden Depression

It has been almost three years since I wrote my first post on Perfectly Hidden Depression. Since then, I’ve received hundreds of emails from people, from all over the world, who have reached out to me. They’ve taken the questionnaire, they’ve...
How To Deal With The Fear Of Judgment

How To Deal With The Fear Of Judgment

When I first moved to Arkansas from Texas, there were facts about my life I didn’t want others to know. My own inner voice chided, “You’ll be judged if people know you’ve been divorced twice.” My plan was to keep that information close to...