Like the title states, I've thought of giving my main protagonist depression. The reason for this is because it would explain why he is very emotionally-repressed as he is very determined to hide his depression from those around him. This is because people with mental health issues are stigmatized, shunned, and dehumanized by the other people in his town. However, I'm hesitant because I feel like I'm really only giving my character depression because I'm trying to give him character flaws and his depression would help to create and explain some of those flaws. Additionally, I don't want to represent depression as a character flaw. Overall, what do you think?