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Tell Us How You Looked After Your Mental Health Before You Came Out

Because self-care can be more important than ever.

Hiding your sexuality or gender identity from people can take its toll on you.

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It can be stressful, exhausting, isolating, frustrating, or just plain annoying to keep up.

And whether you plan to come out as LGBTQ eventually or never, finding little ways to take care of yourself in the closet can make a world of difference.

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So we want to know: Whether you're currently in or out, what are your best tips for self-care while in the closet?

Maybe you worked with a therapist and found some really helpful ways to manage the anxiety of it all.

Or maybe you found places to get support, like an organization or online community.

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Maybe you've found little ways to ~let it out~ that don't involve actually coming out.

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Like, maybe you've written letters you're not planning on sending or create art under a handle that hides your identity, but allows you to express yourself.

Or maybe you took the pressure off coming out by realizing it felt more like an obligation than something you actually wanted to do.

Tell us your best coping tips as an LGBTQ person in the closet in the comments below, and your advice could be included in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.