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...
3 Ways to Fight Your Own Critical Voice About Your Body

3 Ways to Fight Your Own Critical Voice About Your Body

My mother told me I would regret it. Shaving my legs.  I went all the way up to mid-thigh.  She was mortified. At the time, I took her comment quite superficially.  “You are just trying to keep me from growing up,” I bristled. My 13 year-old wisdom was...
Ask Dr Margaret: If I See My Therapist Out In Public, What Do I Do?

Ask Dr Margaret: If I See My Therapist Out In Public, What Do I Do?

What keeps a lot of people out of therapy? The confidentiality issue. Patients frequently share very intimate, often painful information about their lives.  From both their past and present.  There must be absolute trust that that information, and the relationship,...
Panic Disorder: My Own Story

Panic Disorder: My Own Story

I remember my first panic attack. On a Sunday morning in my hometown.  My mid-20’s. In the back balcony of our church.  Singing a solo.  As I had done 1000 times before. But this time was different. This time there were things going on in the background of my...
Are Men Changing?: Response to “We would not let him fall”

Are Men Changing?: Response to “We would not let him fall”

Ilene Rush wrote a great article about her son’s depression this past week.  Called “We would not let him fall”. He got better.  With therapy, medication and her support. It sounded as if he suffered from what’s termed a Major Depressive...