August 7, 2019 “Working on Us” This Weeks Mental Health Prompts for Blogging Community: Week 10 Topic: Social Media Affects

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Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. 


Before I begin Week #10, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #9 – Topic: Music Therapy.  Of whom I owe the credit of suggesting this topic to Dwight L. Roth of, “Roth Poetry” 

Thank you, to all the participants that joined “Working on Us” this past week.  This topic had definitely struck a chord with a great number of blogger’s and each one had something different to bring to the post.  So, great job everyone!  This is why this series means so much to me, it’s reading and learning more and more every week about all of you as well as sharing with so many other bloggers your experiences, point of views, and overall mental health status.

In case you missed any of the responses from Week #9, dated July 31, 2019, this is where you can catch up.


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Carol Anne, of “Therapy Bits”

Rory, of “A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip”

Ashley, of “Mental Health @ Home”

Di, of “Pensitivity101”

Candace, of “Revenge of Eve”

Barb, of “Bipolar Barb”

Sophie, of “Girl vs. World”

Emilia, of “My Inner MishMash”

Nova, of “Nova’s Namaste 365 Online”

Casey Elizabeth Dennis, of “This Bipolar Brat”

Sadje of, “Keep it Alive”

Music is sublime

Jill of, “Food, Feelings, Freedom”

Monthly Mixtape – 7 Songs to Relax To


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Week #10’s Topic comes from Michelle (Tigerchelle78) of, “Borderline and Beyond”  If you haven’t read Michelle’s bog, please make a point in doing so.  I admire her courage and strength and she brought up a great topic for this week.


Week #10 Topic:  Social Media Affects


Prompt #1 Questions:  (If certain questions do not apply, just write n/a).

  1. Does social media affect your overall mental health?  If so, please describe how it does affect you?
  2. How does it make you feel when you see family/friends posting pictures of them living their life happily?
  3. Do the following people make you feel inadequate in any way due to your mental health?  
  4. What has been your overall experience with social media?  And, what sites do you follow?
  5. Have you considered not being on social media?  
  6. If you have quit social media sites, has it improved your mental health and stability?
  7. Has social media ever triggered you in a negative way?  Explain how?


Prompt #2  We are all familiar with “Selfies”  Describe for us, what is the first thing you think of when you see your family/friends keep sending and/or posting selfies?

Taking it easy: She later posted Snapchat photos of herself on the airplane snuggled up in her onsie.



  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from August 7th. through to August 13th. to submit your entries.

  • Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
  • ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
  • Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!
  • Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site!


Quotes If you have time to feel like shit, complain and check social media, then you have time to meditate, write in your journal, create a list of goals, make a list of things you are grateful for and better yourself.


Remember to create a pingback to this original post after you write your own post.  Also, you can choose one or all the prompts.  I really look forward to your responses.  Or, maybe I should say “We” all look forward to one another’s responses.


Thank you once again, to all the participants in last weeks “Working on Us”, and thank you to Dwight L. Roth of “Roth Poetry for his suggestion.  All of you are Fantastic to be a part of this! God Bless.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💚

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26 thoughts on “August 7, 2019 “Working on Us” This Weeks Mental Health Prompts for Blogging Community: Week 10 Topic: Social Media Affects

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    1. Thank you! I know, week #10! I can’t even believe it, and I’m so proud of this series because of all the particpants and bloggers giving one another support throughout. More awareness is bringing light to each topic every week. I love it!!! I love the blogging community!!! 💚


  1. Hi Beckie,
    I’m not on any social media other than WP and quite happy. I understand my family are on FB and probably the rest so I believe keep in contact that way. I’m old fashioned and like letter writing, so don’t hear from anyone though Bro in NZ will call me and I him. He’s the only family who knows about or follows my blog. I’d write to my Mum once or twice a week even though I knew she’d never reply. Phone calls caused her anxiety as she couldn’t put a face to the voice, but she could read and re-read my letters, each one as if it had just been received as dementia gradually claimed her.

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    1. I’m terribly sorry to learn of your mothers dementia, I can only imagine how difficult it is for you not to be able to speak with her. It’s good thought to have a solid relationship with your brother.
      I myself have a Facebook and Instagram account, but haven’t used it nor really viewed it in quite a long time.
      Wordpress is it for me. It doens’t have the stress factor that FB certainly had on me. By being on FB during my earlier days of recovery, I felt more and more unstable by reading all the wonderful things going on with old friends and such. I was so utterly depressed, and it just plain made thing much worse for me. Since I stopped, I have been in a better frame of mind as well as more positive. I give credit to WP for doing that for me.


      1. Blimey. I can well understand that though.
        Sadly we lost Mum in January 2018. She was 95. My sister posted the details of the funeral on FB and told me it was my fault I didn’t get them. I got them eventually by text though and arranged with the funeral directors to say my final goodbyes on the morning of the funeral. A friend put us up so that we could attend as it was a 350 mile journey each way. He was only 75 miles away and offered to look after the dog for us. It was horrible for different reasons (we ended up in A&E as my husband felt so ill) and other than a birthday and Christmas card last year, I haven’t heard from my sister since.
        I have friends and an extended family here in WP and they have been really supportive over recent years. The community spirit does it for me. I feel part of something and can be myself.

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        1. Maybe our sister’s are twins. That is beyond cruel and terribly inconsiderate of her to have doen that to you.
          I no longer have any contact with my siblings at all. I basically decided they are no longer a part of my life this past June. Actually on my birthday. I was done with them both.
          I’m so sorry to hear about you mom, my condolences to you. Again, I feel for you… You never deserved that treatment at all.
          Sending you virtual ((((Hugs)))) your way. xoxo!!!

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          1. Bless you Beckie. When Mum died, I got a text message and rang her straight back. Obviously she was too upset to talk, so I rang my brother in NZ, Mum’s brother and my aunt. Sis had a lot to deal with and I respected that, but I was shut out of so much, and even though Mum had already arranged her funeral service, my sister didn’t let me know anything. If it hadn’t been for the vicar saying perhaps I should read my poem (Mum had kept a book of my school poems on her bedside table), it would have been my sister’s grand daughter who read it.
            It’s my sister’s birthday next month and I shall send her a card as I’ve already made it. Then at Christmas it will be a card for her and the family and only at that time thereafter. I’m tired of it all, but feel better for finally telling myself enough is enough and not letting her hurt me any more.

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            1. That is one of my worse fears. My sister that does live near to my mother probably wouldn’t even contact me. I’d have to probably find out from another source.
              Yeah, my brother and sister blew me off on my birthday and holidays over the past year. That’s when I said I had had enough. I disowned them entirely.


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