It is my story of depression which I only began to talk about after 35 years fearing my life would be negatively impacted at CNN and other workplaces by confessing my struggles with anxiety and depression.
The Face of Depression
Depression is being written about more and more but there are still so many of us too scared of the consequences to talk openly about the struggles we’ve encountered or what we’ve witnessed in a loved one.
If you’ve never had depression or anxiety there isn’t a realistic way to understand or empathize with someone who has it. It’s not like a broken leg or cancer where people can openly applaud you for your courage. Which is why so many people live in secrecy and their own private hell from day to day fearing that any day they may be “found out.”