Even a person who knows how to live with the burden of their own mind can need help. Outcries from people you aren’t expecting are easily overlooked. This is also known as Smiling Depression, which is acting happy to mask the sadness that the sufferers are feeling. Sometimes it’s not safe for a person with Depression to be alone, even if they say differently.
But other times, sufferers will open up and reach out. These moments are the most crucial, because they are especially powerful. They are what builds a bridge between people who have different levels of emotions and mindsets. They are what creates a closeness and trust among friends and lovers that isn’t always easy if some feel they have to camouflage their true selves.
Greist, J. and Jefferson, J. (1994). Depression and its treatment. 1st ed. New York: Warner Books.