"High-Functioning Depression": What's Seen VS What's Happening

"High-Functioning Depression": What's Seen VS What's Happening "High-Functioning Depression": What's Seen VS What's Happening

When it comes to "high-functioning depression", there's often a very big difference between what people see and what is actually happening. And, in this blog post, we'd like to outline some of these discrepancies.

"High-Functioning Depression": What People See VS What Is Actually Happening

What people see is someone with "high-functioning depression"┬á´╗┐joking and smiling.┬á´╗┐´╗┐However, what's often actually happening is that that person is having┬á´╗┐difficulty accepting and expressing painful emotions.

What people see is someone with "high-functioning depression" caring for others. However, what's often actually happening is that that person is feeling undeserving of the same love themselves.

What people see is someone with "high-functioning depression"┬ábeing a high-achiever.┬á´╗┐´╗┐However, what's often actually happening is that that person┬áfeels like they're an "imposter", and that they aren't deserving of the success they're having.

What people see is someone with "high-functioning depression" being constantly busy. However, what's often actually happening is that that person is really struggling to be alone with their thoughts.

What people see is someone with "high-functioning depression" appearing unshakeable during difficult times.┬á´╗┐´╗┐However, what's often actually happening is that that person┬áfeels numb and apathetic to the┬áeventual outcome.

What people see is someone with "high-functioning depression"┬á´╗┐working long hours.┬á´╗┐´╗┐However, what's often actually happening is that that person is distracting themselves from their suffering.

Key Takeaway:´╗┐ A┬áperson's "outer world" does not always resemble their "inner world" - particularly when they're struggling with "high-functioning depression".

All our love,

The Depression Project Team.