Smile to hide depression

Smile to hide depression

In her painting, “Smile she commanded,” MistressVitinari depicts the struggles of those living with depression when they are told to smile, thereby minimizing their internal pain. The quote in the painting, “Smile, otherwise people will think you are unhappy,” represents how people close to someone with depression may prioritize appearances over addressing the mental-health issue at hand.

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Feature: MisstressVitinari at DeviantArt