What Does “I’m Fine” Mean if you’re Depressed?

Asking someone with severe depression how they’re doing is very much like asking someone who is repeatedly being bashed over the head by a 2” X 4” how they’re doing. How are you doing? Oh, I’m fine, except for the 2” X 4” smashing into my skull. Asking a depressed person how they’re doing is the same. They’re fine, except for the crippling, soul-sucking depression.


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