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 camouflaged persona of happiness and productivity that shielded the real you from the eyes of the world. Maybe you pushed yourself relentlessly to...

Facing The Fear of Telling Your Truth and Being Demeaned

Let me take you back in time. I was on a first date with a guy named Jeff. I’d vetted him prior to our date, checked with people that I knew that he knew, etc. By all reports, he was nice, having earned his Ph.D, from the same program that I was currently...

Is It Self-Pity, Depression Or Perfectly Hidden Depression?

It’s difficult to be around someone whose always whining. What does whining sound like? “I can’t get a break.” “Bad things seem to always happen to me.” “Wow, you’re lucky. My kids never call.” “My ex took my...