Stigma, shame and the fact depression
is still (too) often seen as a weakness or failing,
cause many people with the common illness
to hide their struggles and pain behind a mask.
While this can be a healthy coping mechanism,
it can also be dangerous
as it prevents us not only from living as authentic human beings,
but also from getting the help and support
we need to live healthy, connected lives.
Andrew’s blog on the mask: https://riseabovetheashes.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/the-mask/