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The Mask

By Michael Landsberg

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What is the mask? If you suffer from a mental illness, you likely know it well. The mask is what you wear, when you are struggling, so others won’t know how you are feeling.

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But wearing “the mask” is also for safety. You wear it because people often want to know what’s wrong, and they may not agree with you or argue that you are being silly or lazy or….or….or! It’s like when people meet you on the street and say, “Hey how are you doing?” You don’t really want to tell them, so we all just say “Fine thanks and you?” The mask saves time and makes life easier.

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