Here’s the thing about anxiety and depression and other chronic mental illnesses: They’re not always just a thing when the people with them are so stricken that they can’t function. They’re also there when these people appear to be going about their everyday business. Sometimes it’s like a background noise; there are times when you can tune it out. Other times the volume gets so high it’s deafening, and you can’t help but fall to the ground for a while. A “good” mental health day might just be one where you can hide the fact that there’s something wrong, or where you can distract yourself enough to focus on something else. A “good” mental health day doesn’t mean the illness is cured, or is even in remission. It just means you have a little more strength to help you get through the day.