Embrace Yourself

There is a growing trend in society of discussing our mental health issues. I believe that we are waking up to the reality that it is hard to be who people want us to be. The difficulties of becoming who we want and becoming who others want can be too much for most of us emotionally. I now hear it being discussed on Youtube, TV and through so many other outlets, and I am happy that we are now having this conversation.

Mental health is an important chapter of our lives. There are plenty of successful people in the world, but so many of us cave when we fall short of our dreams. Even those who reach their goals suffer from time to time, and it is important to embrace it. We ought to remain humble in these moments, and we have to be brave enough to discuss our problems. When we do, we can highlight what issues are bothering us, and immediately begin to remedy the situation.

I am currently battling my own mental health issues. I am a Veteran of The US Army, and toward the end of my career I received a diagnosis from the VA in regard of my mental state. I am now taking the necessary steps to better my mental health, and I definitely encourage everyone to do the same. We all owe it to ourselves to live our best life, and often times we are blinded by the allure of success and material possessions. What brings happiness to our lives is the feeling of being content, and being happy with who we are.

Embrace yourself!

When you take a look in the mirror, smile. Be happy with who you are. The quicker you learn to love yourself, the quicker your entire life will change. If there is something in your life that is holding you back, find a way to remove that roadblock from your life. You don’t deserve to suffer. You deserve much better. You deserve a happy life. Work toward being happy. If that means removing people from your life, or changing your habits, then so be it. It can be nerve wrecking, but never be too afraid to many the necessary life changes to better your mentality.

Put yourself first!

Don’t stand behind other people, hoping to gain a glimpse of their happiness. They too may be struggling. Try your best to enjoy who you are, and if you cannot alone, then seek help. Another factor of society that we are discussing is healthcare, and mental health help may not be cheap. Don’t let affordability deter your chances of reaching happiness in your life. I am sure there is a doctor that can help you, or an activity, or even a place. Make it a mission to reach a new peak. I encourage anyone and everyone who needs help, to seek help. It took me a while to see the brighter side, but now that I can, I know how important it is to seek help. The right remedy can be a new lease on life, and I want everyone to feel better.

I am happy that the discussion is changing, and I hope that this discussion continues. #Mentalhealth

By Brandon Mecella

I am a Philadelphian, a poet (the greatest alive, of course), and I'm loving what is on T.V.