Perfectly Hidden Depression (eBook)
For many perfectionists, depression can feel like a weakness or failure—so, they often hide it. Their perfectionism then fuels their depression further—and so the cycle continues. Perfectly Hidden Depression offers real tools to help readers with perfectionism finally break free from this vicious cycle, so they can develop self-compassion, begin healing, and start living happier, more authentic lives.
When your life looks perfect, but you’re silently falling apart…If you were raised to believe that painful emotions are a sign of weakness, or if being vulnerable has always made you feel unsafe, then you may have survived by creating a perfect-looking life—a life where you appear to be successful, engaged, and always there for others. The problem? You’re filled with self-criticism and shame, and you can’t allow yourself to express fear, anger, loss, or grief. You recognize something is wrong, but you’re not sure what exactly—only that you feel trapped and alone. If this sounds like you, you may have perfectly hidden depression (PHD).With this compassionate guide, you’ll begin the process of understanding your perfectionism, identifying destructive beliefs, and connecting with emotions suppressed for far too long. You’ll also find tangible tips for quieting that critical inner voice, and powerful strategies for coping with difficult feelings. Most importantly, you’ll learn that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. If you’re ready to stop hiding and start healing, this groundbreaking book will guide you—every imperfect step of the way.