Unmasking the Invisible Burden: Functional Depression

In 2022, a term resonated within me like a long-lost melody: “functional depression.” It was during a “Voices of the Village” gathering, a safe space for Black women, that this concept was introduced by a therapist, shattering my perception of depression. For years, I’d felt like a hamster on a broken wheel – inadequate, unproductive, and stuck in a cycle

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