How people decide whether to go public with their medical conditions has long been highly sensitive and deeply personal. Certain situations, like broken limbs and cancers that require chemotherapy, are virtually impossible to keep secret. Others, like HIV and mental illness, are easier to keep under wraps, at least for a time. Older people, in my experience, lean more toward secrecy; younger toward disclosure.
"Whom Do You Tell When You’re Sick? Maybe Everyone You Know" is from the March 03, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Bruce Feiler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.