-Does gender affect this?
-Would you tell your friends you were struggling to cope at the moment?
-Would you tell your boss?
I imagine if you had a sprained ligament from working out at the gym too hard that is something you would tell people but if you had been feeling down for a couple of weeks (not eating well, drinking too much, not sleeping and snapping at people) that may be a different issue right? Why is that?
I know from my experience when I was low, I knew in my heart there was an issue but I buried it, ignored the signs until things unravelled.
I thought I could fix it myself, I thought it would pass, I didn't want to seem weak
It took a trip to the doctors and my wife by side keeping me honest to the questions he was asking that saw a breakthrough and me getting the help I needed. I was depressed.
This led to an honest conversation at work and actions taken from me to recovery.
To be vulnerable is not a weakness, the honesty about this is a strength.
Why? Because it's bloody hard and as we know from physical workouts its the hard stuff that makes us stronger.