About Checking In
Checking In by Acclaimed musical artist Michelle Williams
Shares the intimate, never-before-told story of how, even in the midst of enormous fame and success, she battled depression, leading her to find her true calling as an advocate for mental health–especially her own.
As a member of Destiny’s Child,
One of the top female R&B groups of all time, Michelle Williams felt blessed. After the group disbanded, she continued to create bestselling albums, appear on television shows, and star in theater productions. Though she had always struggled with low moods, in 2018 her depression deepened, and when she found herself planning her own funeral, she checked herself into a treatment facility. There she found the help she needed to live out the incredible story God was writing for her life.
In her first book,
Michelle courageously shares the hidden secrets that nearly ended her life; the importance of her faith, family, and friends; and the lessons she learned about prioritizing her mental health. She is on a quest to increase mental health awareness and urges others to understand the importance of “checking in” with themselves, God, and others. Her candid, often humorous, and incredibly brave book will inspire readers who desire hope for their own difficult times.
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My Thoughts on Checking In by Michelle Williams
While many people are silent in their struggle with mental health, Michelle Williams decided to share hers so that others can know they are not alone as well. I truly enjoyed her voice in this book and found it very honest and straight forward. Her struggle is something that so many face on a daily basis, and I loved how she continually pointed to Jesus as being hope and comfort.
I especially loved this quote:
Overall, I really learned a LOT from this book, and I am definitely getting it for a few friends whom I know could benefit from Michelle Williams experience. It is also a book I highlighted (which is a rarity for me) because so many things really stood out to me.
I give it 5 out of 5 Stars.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.