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Depression–My Dirty Little Secret!

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Depression–My Dirty Little Secret!

My emotions have always been intense, even as a child. I never gave it much thought, I assumed my feelings of depression were normal. With very little effort I would find myself feeling dark and lonely. But, because my parents often spoke of their expectation that I would become a successful, self-sufficient and strong woman, I buried my sadness, as to not show weakness. When people were around, I’d tell myself, “It’s Showtime!” and I would strive to be the most engaging and jovial person in the room. But, when the crowd broke, so did I. When I was about 10 years old, my mother shared a poem...

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