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Poll: How well do you function

00 heaven knows we belong way down below

Pretty normally, actually. That’s one reason why I was so in denial about my mental state. I have plenty of friends whom I am very close with, I have a job in a lab, I’m a college student with a 3.7 gpa, and generally I have my stuff together. I never had hygiene issues or disorganized appearance/speech that I associated with being ill.

I think it’s partly because I’ve learned how to separate my inner world from my outer world completely. When I interact with others I shove everything I’m experiencing and going through far, far away and act normal and upbeat. As soon as they’re gone it’s back to inner hell though.