Do You Have Perfectly Hidden Depression? Four Basic Ways To Heal

I’d like you to introduce me to someone.  The person is not a stranger; you’ve gone to bed with them every night for years. They’re right there waiting for you when you wake up in the morning, as you rub the sleep out of your eyes and face another day of...

Nine Paths That Lead To Perfectly Hidden Depression

How did you learn to hide pain? Maybe you took your pain, or any sign of vulnerability or sadness and hid it behind a persona of happiness and productivity that shielded the real you from the eyes of others. Maybe you pushed yourself relentlessly to build a life that...

Perfectly Hidden Depression And The Power of Loneliness

The famous shower scene in Psycho can leave any of us feeling a bit dubious into stepping in.  But when you’re lonely — when you’re hiding pain from the world, sometimes the shower is the only place where what you’re keeping secret is allowed...

The Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

You know her. She’s always smiling and appears to have everything together: a good marriage, a thriving business, and a couple of kids who do well in school and athletics. She started the book club you’ve been going to for years, is the PTA president, and her...