Laura Mazza’s frank post reveals the many faces of anxiety

“Anxiety is a serious illness and just because someone doesn’t look like the Hollywood portrayal, doesn’t mean they aren’t suffering.” #preach

Laura Mazza’s frank post reveals the many faces of anxiety

Laura Mazza doesn’t mince words. The blogger who founded Mum on the Run has written about how she wants to have an affair, about how mums need mental health days, and about her misadventures with hair removal cream.

But her frank Instagram post about the many faces of anxiety is perhaps her most refreshing revelation yet.

Laura posted two photos of herself side by side. In one she’s make-up free, looking serious and a bit stressed (but also rosy and lovely, we might add). In the other she’s smiling, head tilted, looking fabulous. One is captioned “anxious” and the other, “still anxious”.

Laura is making the point that it’s not enough to look at someone’s face to understand if they have a mental health problem. A smiling face can often mask internal turmoil.  more

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