Depression is a serious mental health condition that can lurk in people we least expect. Those with concealed depression or hidden depression manage their symptoms in ways that keep their condition hidden from others. Signs of Unhealed Trauma here https://youtu.be/qBWgPRXsnOU
Even though people with hidden depression adopt coping strategies to conceal their depression, the burden to carry this mental illness without support can make the experience even more isolating and damaging to their mental health. Do you know someone who might relate to these signs?
Also, do you suspect that you might have unhealed trauma related to your hidden depression? https://youtu.be/qBWgPRXsnOU.
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HIDING DEPRESSION (high functioning depression) (VERY WELL: episode 5)
Let Go – Amanda Silvera (our VO Artist)
7 Signs Of Depression
8 Signs of Major Depressive Disorder
5 Hidden Signs of Depression
Writer: Allison Ikenouye
Script editor: Isadora Ho & Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
YouTube manager: Cindy Cheong
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