Such a great article, Danny! I struggle with similar mental health issues, and when I joined Medium, I decided to use a pen name. I stand by my initial reasons for doing so, but I sometimes wish I had decided to use my legal name. Using a pen name came with a host of issues I hadn’t anticipated, so time will tell if I decide to “unmask” myself. Thanks for another great piece!

Mommy. Wife. Writer. Lunatic. My debut poetry collection, “The Weight of Need”, is available on Amazon.

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