Describe the region in a few words.
Funky, friendly, forward-thinking.
What are you most proud of in your professional career? What have been the coolest experiences?
Any time a past client refers someone to me, I feel very honored. The “coolest” experiences have occurred in the last few years, with the publication of my book Perfectly Hidden Depression, (now translated into eight other languages) and my presenting a TEDxBocaRaton talk in May of 2023.
Any projects or initiatives you’re currently working on or planning to work on that you would like to tell us about?
I’m continuing to search for opportunities to speak about a dangerous kind of perfectionism that can act as camouflage for underlying despair, loneliness, and even suicidal thinking. So far, I’ve spoken to everyone from “normal folks” such as construction workers or venue management execs (whose suicide rates are very high) to mental health clinicians who can often “not see” or diagnose depression when someone presents as being in control but a little anxious. Suicide rates are skyrocketing. In fact, my bet is that most of us know of someone whose life looked “great,” but they died by suicide. We can change this by growing more transparent with each other about pain, even the deepest kind of pain.