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What Can Grace and Frankie Teach Us About “Perfectly Hidden Depression?” You May Be Surprised!

Like so many things in life, anxiety and depression are often over-simplified in the movies and on TV. And, while tears and social isolation can indeed come with both of these conditions, the reality is often more complicated. So, today, I would like to share an article by one of our bloggers, Dr. Margaret Rutherford, on the topic of “Perfectly Hidden Depression.” This is a phenomenon that occurs when we hide our depression from others… or mask it with perfectionism, over-responsibility and plenty of forced smiles. I think you will find her connection to the show “Grace and Frankie” fascinating. Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

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Do you sometimes feel like you have to hide your negative emotions from others? Why or why not? What do you think about the Grace and Frankie Show? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Let’s have a chat!

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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