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My Chaotic Morning Shows Why You Shouldn’t Assume Someone is ‘Put Together’

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I spend a good amount of time every morning trying to make myself look “put together.” I say that in quotes because what being put together means on the outside is drastically different than what it means to be put together on the inside.

When I first started understanding and explaining my experience with depression to others, a good deal of feedback I received sounded something like, “But you don’t look like you have depression.” This was hurtful not only because it invalidated my experience, but also made me realize how intensely I had been hiding behind a mirage of makeup and fake smiles to appear “happy” on the outside.

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