"I've struggled with general anxiety disorder, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder since I was a teenager. My mental health experience was like a mask because I was displaying a false image of myself and concealing who I am from other people's judgement. I was afraid of judgement due to being called useless and believing those words. I was afraid of letting people in and know who I am, but I lost myself in the process.
Through counselling and the encouragement of my friends I am stronger today. Sometimes it's hard, but now I understand it's okay to make mistakes and it's okay not to be okay."