Do You Have Perfectly Hidden Depression? Four Ways To Heal

Do You Have Perfectly Hidden Depression? Four 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. She, or he, is a part of you that stays hidden — a...
Kid Cudi’s Journey Out Of Depression

Kid Cudi’s Journey Out Of Depression

I’d not heard of Kid Cudi until this month. He’s a famous musician, among other roles he plays. He’s also a man with serious, severe depression. He entered a psychiatric treatment center this week for help. He couldn’t handle the feelings...
Is It Self-Pity, Depression Or Perfectly Hidden Depression?

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

Nobody likes a whiner. These are people who are filled to the brim with self-pity — a sense the world is against them. They can’t get a break. Bad things seem to always happen to them. Promotions don’t come their way. Their kids never call enough or...
Perfectly Hidden Depression: How Do You Risk Opening Up?

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How Do You Risk Opening Up?

Even though people with Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD) are actively masking their pain, with enough stress, defenses start to break down. The mask that you wear on a daily basis — the one that hides vulnerabilities and secrets that you keep —  is...