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The trap of “smiling depression”

We often think of depressed people hiding in the dark in their house, looking and feeling lethargic, and isolating themselves from others.   Not everyone shows depression in this way.   Some people will feel the lethargy, sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, yet put on a mask where they’re smiling and doing their best to hide how they really feel.   They’re skilled at masking their depression, powering through the day appearing to others as cheery and happy.   This is…

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