Someone sent this article to me today and it’s the best article I’ve read about gifted children and depression.
My daughter Kaitlyn was very intelligent and gifted in so many ways. Her talents were so many I often wondered how they could fit into such a tiny person. Kaitlyn was very introspective and wise beyond her years since she was a very little girl. She was happy and had friends, or so I thought she was happy, she always acted happy.
I always used to kid Kaitlyn by telling her: “Before you were born and you were still in heaven, there were lines souls would get into to receive their gifts and talents before they were born into the world. You were only supposed to get into one line, but you got into almost all of them.” Then I went on to kid, “And I think you pushed some people out of line and they got no talents at all.” She just smiled and thought I was silly. We were silly like that with each other.
Now that she is gone, as some of you might know, I have searched to the high heavens on how someone like my daughter could be depressed and hide her depression so well. I always knew how she could be depressed because it does not matter what you have going for you, depression can hit anyone. But still I wondered. I also wonder and still do, how she could have hidden it behind such a seemingly happy face and life.
This article does put into perspective some of the challenges gifted children have in the way they think and see the world. I found it very interesting and informative.
Here’s the article: