Stigma Thrives in Silence
I spent nearly 10 years at CNN producing features and programs, as the Talent Coordinator for Larry King Live and the entire CNN Network as well as a CNN News Anchor. I navigated this high-powered, high-profile career all during some of the worst years of a debilitating depression that claimed my life for decades.
Known as Barbara Brunner on the air at CNN, I played out what most people with depression know and what I hope to teach the rest of us, that The Face of Depression is not what you may expect. Those with depression become expert actors in all parts of their lives. It’s less risky to hide depression than to talk about it or admit you have it.