Hiding My Depression Almost Destroyed My Job

If you expended any time on social media this past weekend, you no doubt saw hundreds — nay, thousands — of people manifesting on the most recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Some wondered what could have motivated these two wildly successful beings to make their own lives. Others noted that we can never know someone else’s aching — and that, in any case, merely because someone heads a seemingly sanctified life doesn’t mean she or he can’t suffer from depression.

The New York Times tweeted out helpful recommendations contained in diaries that explored hollow, including Andrew Solomon’s classic,” The Noonday Demon .”