“Are you ever happy?”
Amber Myers

I applaud your willingness to give voice to the hardships of mental health issues. I often confuse people frequently, I am the life of the party, all energy and outgoing. No one knows that while I am indeed happy in those moments, I am always a thread snap from anxiety or panic attack or revisiting triggers at that moment.

I don’t think it’s a bad thing to introduce those sun peeking through the cloud moments. It’s those moments that people look at us and say ‘hey, but you were so happy at that dinner party the other night’. Sharing some of these ‘happy’ moments allow others to see how the mask we wear works.

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