Hello Everyone!

I asked my boyfriend for a subject that I could write about, and his reply was dinosaurs. ‘But Chelsea, how do dinosaurs have anything to do with Mental Health?’ A very good question and the answer is I have no idea, but I’m going to give it my best shot. So here goes nothing!

Right, so have any of you ever watched The Good Dinosaur? A lovely movie, one that made me cry a few times. Arlo was very brave during this film when he got separated from his parents, he did nothing but try to find his way home. He made a friend, he made enemies, and he got in situations that were not the best. In some aspects, it’s just like Mental Health.

Arlo was living with his loving family. He was trying to so hard to fit in with others, but it did not always work his way. When Arlo went on an adventure with his Dad, a storm broke loose, and he got departed from his father. He then had to try and seek shelter and had to find his own way home. This poor little boy was lost alone and scared. At times, he wanted to give up because things just got to tough, but he did not. Why not, though? Because he knew that in the end, he would be back to his happy place again.

This is what I have interpreted from this film, others may see different. But what I learnt from this film was that no matter how hard it gets, no matter how many situations you get yourself into, you just got to keep going on. In the end, there will be a happy ending. It may not look or even feel like it, but how will you ever know if you just give up. Quite honestly, I never thought I would be inspired by cartoon dinosouar, but Arlo gave me a little bit of hope in my heart, that although he is fake, he still pushed through and defeated all the odds to get his happy ending.

I will defeat all the odds to get my happy ending.

~Monsters Living In My Mind~

Who knew I could write a blog post on Dinosaurs?! Jezz, pretty impressed with myself. Never taking your suggestions again though Rhys!

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