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...
Strong Men Do Therapy

Strong Men Do Therapy

If you come into therapy, are you weak? In a study I conducted last year, the main reason that men gave for not considering treatment for depression was basically, “I can fix it myself.” Memories jump to mind of things I’ve fixed myself, and a smile...
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...
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....