This is what depression really looks like

This article, written by Laura Silver for Buzzfeed, is the perfect example on how we shouldn’t judge people by appearances. Just because you can’t see someone suffering, doesn’t mean that they’re not.

Be kind – and be wary that sometimes the person with the biggest smile in the room, is the one feeling most broken inside.


Anna Popsky – found on Buzzfeed article: ‘This is What Depression Really Looks Like’


12 thoughts on “This is what depression really looks like

  1. brentblonigan says:

    Yes, this is so true. Yes, we can look at Robin Williams. We can look at a lot of others through the years who have committed suicide. It is as if their mask of comedy was necessary for two reasons. First of all, this was a form of sacrifice of their own ego for the other. Secondly, the irony of the caretaker, the healer (giver of humor) hurts the most and is truly the warrior. Henri Nouveau, eloquent, in the Wounded Healer goes to this very subject. We forget about the healer. We look at the workers in mental health as having some of the highest scores for depression and suicide. It takes a lot of courage.

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  2. lifeofmiblog says:

    Thanks for that. As I said in one of my recent posts on my blog, this is a real dilemma for me because my wife often asks “how can you say you enjoyed the day out when you are depressed?”
    I asked my shrink the other day and his reply was “let’s not worry about that right now, let’s just focus on continuing to go forward”…..great help

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  3. eggertl2 says:

    I knew a man who was a “smiling depressive”. Outwardly he seemed genuinely happy. The depression was dx because he was actively suicidal. It was heartbreaking to communicate with him.


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