One Man. Talking About His Life. With Depression.

One Man. Talking About His Life. With Depression.

“I’m ready to tell my story. It’s time.” That’s what I heard from Stuart Walker, owner of Clubhaus Fitness, a tall, muscular guy with a boisterous laugh and incredibly busy schedule. He knew I was researching Perfectly Hidden Depression....
Real Men. More Suicide. What Will It Take For Men To Seek Help?

Real Men. More Suicide. What Will It Take For Men To Seek Help?

“He’s killing himself.” With work. With guilt. With alcohol. We have all described it. Watched it. Now, in the last decade, men are literally committing suicide. In record numbers. I am tired of it for them. For our culture. For our world. If men...
Are You Depressed And No One Knows It But You?

Are You Depressed And No One Knows It But You?

She is the young career woman who years ago woke up in a hotel room. Not remembering how she had gotten there. Alone. Half-naked. Realizing she had been raped. She never told anyone. “It’s never really bothered me,” she tells me now. Smiling. She...
3 Steps Out of Hidden Depression

3 Steps Out of Hidden Depression

I have been writing about hidden depression. The person who no one would suspect, behind those smiling eyes and cheerful, “Good morning!” was thinking of driving off the road.  If it weren’t for her kids. Or his family. What a horrible way to live....
Perfectly Hidden Depression: How You Started Hiding & How To Stop

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How You Started Hiding & How To Stop

It is a little ironic. Going viral with a post about hidden depression. I both was and wasn’t surprised. 3 weeks ago, I wrote the Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person post (PHDP).  There was an extraordinary response.  I thought my laptop had some sort of strange...
The Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person:  Are You One?

The Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

You have seen her. She looks great.  Smiling.  Not overly done up.  She has what looks like a good marriage, maybe a couple of kids.  Maybe she has her own career outside of being a mom; maybe not.  If she does, her life looks balanced. She’s still close with...