CHOOSE the bright side…

“overcome your barriers.
overcome your dark side.
CHOOSE the bright side.”
– Sandra Scala

Ah, but “how do I do this?” you ask yourself…”Nobody understands.” “Nobody knows what I am going through”…”Nobody cares”… All these questions, so many fears…BUT – if you just believe in yourself, trust in yourself, love yourself, and allow yourself to heal – you will find happiness…

So many people are unaware of specific mental health issues. A lot of people think that everyone feels the same when it comes to anxiety or depression, or whatever it may be.

The fact is, everyone experiences things DIFFERENTLY. The way my hand clams up and my heart pounds, may be very different as to the person who can’t even breathe and feels like they are going to faint. Or the person who doesn’t want to get out of bed in the morning because they are just too. damn. tired., and feel as if they have nothing to live for. Or the person who is scared of facing death, either for themselves or a loved one, and becomes so anxious about it…

Here’s the thing – you DO have something to live for. There is a bright side at the end of the tunnel…there IS hope. There is that person who will listen to you and offer you their shoulder to cry on. There is that job that is waiting for you. There is that one person that you can help make them feel better about themselves, just by being there. There is the higher power that you can confide into, silently, if that is what you choose.

This picture here, about BPD (also known as Borderline Personality Disorder) is for those who don’t know what it entails….here is a list:
– anxiety, depression, fear
– explosive anger, self-harm
– extreme emotional swings
– chronic feelings of emptiness
– unstable relationships
– impulsive, self-destructive behaviours
– terrified of being abandoned or left alone

Why am I sharing this?
Because people need to be AWARE.
It’s not a joke. It’s not funny.
Mental Health is NOT a joke.

People need to be aware that these issues ARE real, and sometimes, instead of mocking people or telling them they have issues, you should show kindness and compassion, and just be there for them and try to understand perhaps, just a little bit, of where they are coming from.

Instead of being quick to judge towards that person who has security issues, the autistic child, the kid who stutters, or even the person in the wheelchair….whatever it is, THINK about your words first. THINK about your actions. Seriously, who are we to judge?!

Learn about mental health. Learn about whatever it may be you are going through. Learning is growing, and it helps to keep you healthy and motivated with TODAY.

Talk to someone. Find the courage to believe in yourself.
You’ve got this. You’ve had it all along…maybe it’s just lost. But you can find it again.

You can choose your bright side, and overcome your barriers and your dark side – one day at a time. And at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what diagnosis you (or a loved one) gets told – whether you’re blind, deaf, depressed, bipolar, whatever it is – they are just words. You are better then words. You are STRONGER – you are a lion, a lioness, and like I said – you’ve got this! ❤️

Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…

Sandra Scala

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