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Has the mask become a crutch for people struggling with social anxiety? Carla Corelli

For many people struggling with social anxiety, the mask has acted as a protective device. It covers up the signs of their reactions, such as blushing when they’re feeling anxious. And it’s not just the physical signs that the mask hides – it can also help people to keep their thoughts and emotions in check. If you’re not worried about what other people can see, then it’s easier to pretend like everything is okay.