Myth: It’s Obvious When People Are Depressed
Truth: Some people have absolutely no poker face, and you’d be able to tell in an instant that something’s not right, especially if you’re close to them. Others are such pros at hiding it, it’s almost like they’re putting on a mask. “If you’re that person, you’re able to compartmentalize depression and your work or family life,” says Goldfine. So much of depression is an interior struggle rather than one that bubbles up to the surface, so it’s easy for some people to cover up how they’re truly feeling.