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Why I've Been Open About My Mental Health, but Not This Physical Condition

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My journey with depression and anxiety has been going on for decades. I’ve never shied away from being open about when I’ve been through, but I certainly never went out of my way to “share” my struggles.

A few years ago I started writing for The Mighty. My first article was submitted on a whim, but writing became something that let me share with others that they were not alone.

Initially, I didn’t share my articles with people I knew. I didn’t post them on social media or tell anyone. Eventually, though, I did start sharing them, and I became more and more a “mental health advocate” of sorts.

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