6 Signs Someone Is Hiding Their Depression

Do you suspect someone close to you is hiding their depression? We all cope with events differently. Some people cope with trauma by numbing or escaping their pain, while others might find ways to make themselves feel better by doing productive things. There is even such a term is high functioning depression. Do you suspect that someone with high-functioning depression could be masquerading their depression?

We also made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc

Writer: Joshua Munoz
Script Editor: Rida Batool
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Chantal Van Rensburg
Thumbnail Designer: Sarimopi
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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