Living with concealed depression can be a very isolating experience. It is not uncommon for some individuals to keep their internal battles bottled up. This decision could stem from the worry of burdening others, conservative social attitudes that consider discussing mental illness taboo, and more. To reduce this stigma, we’ll be addressing some of the common habits of those living with concealed depression.
Wondered if you might have concealed depression? We made a video on the signs of concealed depression: https://youtu.be/kYunYTrA6Ks
Note: No two people experience depression the same way. It is therefore crucial that we take the initiative to be mindful, informed, and attentive towards those that reach out for help.
Disclaimer: This video is not intended for self-diagnosis. It is advisable to get help from a licensed professional if you suspect you may have depression.
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Staff, Editorial. “What Is Concealed Depression?” Laguna Treatment Hospital, 24 June 2019, lagunatreatment.com/mental-illness/depression/concealed/.
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