Licensed marriage and family therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic, Carrier Krawiec, recently gave some insight into the hidden form of depression known as “Smiling Depression”. Here is the article’s explanation of Smiling Depression:
Smiling depression is characterized by appearing happy on the outside, and keeping the pain on the inside. There is a stark contrast between how a person looks and how they feel. In a survey conducted by Women’s Health and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), 89 percent of 2,000 women who reported suffering from depression or anxiety also admitted to keeping their struggles hidden from friends, family, and coworkers.
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