Mental Health Check

Tis the season!

Even though this is the time for cheer and blissfulness, millions of people do not see it that way. The holiday season causes anxiety and stress, so I figured this is the perfect time to do a mental health check.

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

85 Replies to “Mental Health Check”

      1. I appreciate that, I probably need to go talk to someone at my church or go through my husband’s work AEP, but I’m just having a hard time since my dad passed away. I know everyone grieves in their own way, but I need to know that the things I’m feeling are normal, ya know. It’s not stuff I feel comfortable talking about n an open space like this. I hope you understand and like I said, I appreciate your willingness to talk.

      2. When my grandfather passed away I felt broken and I wish I had gone to talk to someone.
        Praying for you. I know this is an odd and uncomfortable time for you.

    1. Thank you so much for saying that. There are so many people that are alone and depressed and have no one to vent to. I hope I can lend an ear to anyone that needs me 💖

  1. Thank you for sharing. All of us are struggling a little right now because of the COVID situation. Rooster and I just joined a local gym. We’ve been going every day. That is helping to lighten our mood.

  2. 🧡…
    We all pensive and little sad
    This feeling of sitting ducks
    Waiting for the anger to settle
    Or show us a thing or two again

    We remain hopeful
    We are sad
    We are pensive

    1. 🥺 praying for our entire world. We need more peace and kindness. It shocks me how so many people are so hateful and for an unknown reason.
      Hugs to you 💖

      1. Thanks dear, we going through the throes. I just can’t tell how the season will pan out.
        But too many jobs have been lost
        I’m not sure if people will put themselves on the line for tradition.
        We going to need Wisdom to rain upon us.
        Sadly lacking in great measure
        That or silenced
        It can happen that Wisdom is silenced

      2. Oh had to do a quick check. I see I’m the damsel amongst you golden girls ….i looked at the Songs…which one of Grandmaster Flash’s you y’all talking about in here…nasty, Scorpio or Birthday Party 🎉 🥳

  3. Belladonna, thanks so much for posting this. So many folks are struggling and aren’t saying anything or know who to turn to for help. Suffering in silence is a bitch! 😫 The struggle is real. It ain’t easy trying to be a “sane” person these days! 🙄

    You need a wellness option that says “I’m doing alright, but Ima bout to go off! Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge. I’m trying hard not to lose my head. It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonda’ how I keep from going unda’.” 😲😜😱

      1. 🤣😆😂 LOL Michele, yep girl, you know my mind always seem to rotate certain situations around music! 🎶🎧🎵 I love your intrusion and your perception! I see you smell the music too!!! 💃👯🕺

    1. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 yassssssss Grandmaster flash!!!
      You nailed it!! It’s a straight up jungle out here. And too many people are alone and like you said, suffering in silence. I hate that. 😩

      1. I know what you mean Belladonna. The good thing is, this condition and subject matter is becoming more focused and widespread than it has before. That’s a very good thing and thanks so much for sharing this great concern. Hopefully more people will become better as a result of this condition, in the jungle….out there somewhere!!! 😱😝😲

      2. Yes your right, this is becoming more focused on than ever before. I’m so glad about that, because it’s nothing be ashamed of. Life is a struggle and we are in the struggle boat together 🙏🏽

      3. And you know it. Thanks for chiming in on this 🙏🏼 because so many communities feel ostracized and ashamed about this subject matter. Folks are too judgmental and lack understanding. UGH! 😥

    1. Cook it anyway and keep the tradition alive. Invite friends over and feast.

      Prayers and hugs to you 🙏🏽 and I hope you are able to find away to enjoy the holidays… the best you can 🙁

      1. Aww, I’m so glad this is so, thank you so much, Belladonna! As you are a light for us all, my friend. Your posts are always guide posts, and are wonderful. You’re always welcome, my dear friend. Always. 🙏

  4. A little late to this party but its still winter and I’m still depressed. I just try and take it lightheartedly, but overall I could be better. I know I am certainly far from the worst I could be, so I will take the smiles I can find!

      1. Considering all of the nonsense that has happened this year, I am surprised and pleased that I am currently ok(subject to change🤣). If anyone else needs an ear, I’m here!

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