The B Sides and the Importance of Honesty

Don't hide the B sides of life.

Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, talks about how hiding the ups and downs of life, and only projecting a fabricated image, can be detrimental to mental health.

Dr Noonan is a physician consultant and Certified Peer Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of four books and a blog on managing depression, most recently Helping Others With Depression: Words to Say, Things to Do (December 2020). Dr Noonan has a new mental health and wellness virtual coaching practice, opening in July 2021, known as Noonan Wellness Coaching, and can be confidentially reached through her website at