Teaching Our Kids Not to Mask Their Pain

I answered the phone and on the other end was a dear friend sobbing.

She was going through a debilitating depression and was making the decision whether to get on medication or not. She has teenagers like myself and I asked her if the kids knew.

I could barely hear her whisper on the other end of the line: “No, and I don’t want them to know.”

Oh, I knew the feeling all too well.

I had just experienced the same thing and had to sit my kids down and explain I had depression and was taking medication. But I too, had hidden it from them for quite a while out of shame.

We chatted for a while and in the following days we both wrestled with these questions back and forth to each other…

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