November 20, 2019 “Working on Us” Week #24 Mental Health Blogging Community-Mental Health Series, Topic: Managing Your Mental Health During The Holidays

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


Before I begin Week #24, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #23, Topic: Medication.  Wow! This subject matter really gained a lot of attention with regard to types of medication, reactions, effects, and overall opinions.  I would also like to thank so many newcomers to, “Working on Us”.  

I would also like to send a “Thank You”, to Astrid, of “A Multitude of Musings”, for correcting me in the way I was reblogging to the main page of this post.  I sincerely appreciate you bringing that to my attention.  


World, Map, Pill, Earth, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals


Here are participants and their posts for Week #23:


Astrid, of “A Multitude of Musings”

Michelle, of “Two Pegs on One Line” aka “ALEXITHYMIA ALEW

Melanie Cee, of “Sparks From a Combustible Mind”

Angie, of “King Ben’s Grandma”

Jodie, of “Succulent Savage Says”

Working On Us- Medication

Ashley, of “Mental Health @ Home”

Working On Us Week 23: Medications

Kay, of “Anxious Christian Girl 97” (Copied and pasted on my site).

Sadje, of “Keep it Alive”

Working on Us- Week# 23- Medication

Lumpdates, of “Love Your Brain”

Michelle, of “Advice, Mental Health, Personal, and, My Life” (Copied and pasted on my site).


10 Ways to Deal with the Holiday Blues



Help Break The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health


Topic: Managing Good Mental Health During The Holiday Season:

Question Prompt:

  1. Do you have a stable relationship with your family and/or friends during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?  If your answer is (YES), please give us an example of what the holidays are like with family and/or friends?  If you answered (NO), Please explain to us why not?
  2. Do the holidays trigger certain memories of people, places, and things?
  3. Do you have a favorite holiday, if so which one and why?  (Note: This does not have to be based on the current holidays coming up either).
  4. If you stress out during the holidays, what is the best way that you handle stressors?
  5. Do holidays tend to make you melancholy?  If so why? and how do you go about dealing with the depression that takes place?
  6. This is a question that anyone can answer if they feel so inclined… Do you think that the holidays are shoved down our throats every year a little quicker with each passing year?  (Meaning, Halloween finished October 31st, and Christmas stuff was on the shelves October 15th), Does this trigger an emotion in you too early?
  7. Does your family/friends show understanding and compassion during a moment that might be hard to handle on your own?
  8. Do you even bother celebrating the holidays with family/friends?  If you answered this question (NO), what is it that you do during the holiday?  (If you answer, I try to sleep through it… It’s a fair answer).
  9. Do you avoid holiday music and TV specials during this time?

Prompt #2

If you don’t feel comfortable answering these questions, you can write a narrative of your favorite holiday memory and the worse, but please explain why?


Is it a tradition or an obligation by Sharon Martin, LCSW You have permission to say no and set boundaries during the holidays.




  • 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, and/or narrative).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from November 20th. through November 26th. 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 week’s 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 and spread more awareness!


Guide to Healthy Holiday Boundaries... #Setting #Boundaries #Quotes & #Spiritual #Inspirational #Affirmations from


Remember to create a pingback to this original post after you write your own post.  Also, remember that this is not a prompt-based post.  Please write a narrative.  I really look forward to your responses.  Or, maybe I should say “We” all look forward to one another’s responses.


Thank you in advance.

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💚


BC 2019

Credits: Google Images and Pinterest




31 thoughts on “November 20, 2019 “Working on Us” Week #24 Mental Health Blogging Community-Mental Health Series, Topic: Managing Your Mental Health During The Holidays

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                1. It’s one thing when it’s WP, then it’s another thing when my own laptop is giving me attitude. I just spent more than an hour on the phone with my BF/IT friend trying to figure out why my laptop was possessed for a while. Halloween tricky in my system.
                  Now it seems to be back to normal. THANK GOODNESS!

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  1. Thanks for a list of great suggestions to keep afloat during the long holiday season! Here’s my contribution:

    And I have a suggestion you may wish to explore in one of your upcoming Mental Health Matters posts – the adult who was an ‘adult child or parenting child’ (i.e. they had to take care of their parents because the parents had problems or issues, and/or they also felt responsible for their younger siblings).. just a thought and maybe better after the holidays are over?

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  2. Mine is going to be very difficult this year, more than I expected, as much as I am sorting my time over this year. I won’t be participating, but I will be reading other people’s posts.

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