I think I represent most of us when I say that we keep masks up every day, showcasing a very different social personality from our private ones. Of course, we all have the right to present the sides we want (I do so too) because the world isn’t very kind often. Personally, however, I keep my mask up because I habitually look into the mirror and often don’t like what I see. I have substantial complexes and insecurities around my self-worth, but it is not too difficult to suppress those for the shinier side.
However, a few recent incidents triggered some of those issues, making it very difficult for me to keep the mask on until I spoke with some close friends who helped me pick myself up. So today, in the spirit of keeping aside my mask, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my mental health and how I’m working on these problems.