You Can Rewrite Your Story, It's Time To change The Mental Health Stigma, On Time To Talk Day

Why is it we still judge people who have mental health issues, why do we still let the mental health stigma continue...
Why is it we presume that just because someone is smiling, they are ok?
A smile can hide many things....
It can hide severe anxiety, shyness, awkwardness in social situations.
A smile can hide the tears you're trying so hard not to cry, it can hide the post natal depression, it can hide the suicidal thoughts...
A smile can hide heartbreak, loss, abuse & trauma...
A smile can hide the fact that someone is not ok, and that they need time to talk...
How do I know this... Because I personally have been the person to smile on the outside, while my heart is breaking on the inside, whilst I am dealing with the curveballs, the heartache, the abuse, and the losses I have had in life...
I have been the person who has wished that someone would notice behind my smile, behind the oh I'm ok comments, that I actually ask,t that Indeed time to talk...
We can all have moments in our lives hen stress, curveballs, anxiety, bullying, abuse, heartache and loss ground us, and knock us of our feet..
We can all have times where our thoughts and feelings are dark, and we can feel so totally and utterly alone, and not know where to start, or where to look to make things better...
Today I want to change that, it's time for a change, its time to stop the judgments, it's time to end the stigma, and make time to talk about mental health, because it affects us all..
We all know at least one person who hides behind a smile, one person who may be going through some serious life altering shit... ho may just need someone to ask... are you ok, would you like to talk...
And today I want you to know that no matter what life may be throwing at you, it is not wrong to let it consume you, it is not wrong to have a mental health issue, it is not wrong to smile... but I also ant you to know, that no matter what... you have choices, you can rewrite your story...
And also just to say... if you are hiding behind a smile, please know you are not alone, I am here, I will listen, no judgements, just an open heart for you...
P.s Mental health matters... #letsendthestigma #maketimetotalkalays #mentalhealthawarenessday 
Hugs & Wishes
Lisa xx

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