Welcome to another episode of the Me Skills Podcast, where we lean into self-love and great ideas that build a better life.

In this episode, your hosts Kelly and Tish are joined by the inspiring Michelle D. Garrett discuss the complexities of mental health.

Michelle D Garrett: Medication Resistant DepressionMichelle bravely shares her journey with depression, chronic fatigue, and a suicide attempt in 2019, shedding light on the struggles and triumphs of her experience. Michelle’s story is powerful and one you don’t want to miss!

The episode ends with Kelly and Tish sharing their own reflections about some important things Michelle mentioned.

(Note: this episode contains swearing & a sensitive topic making it not suitable for work & little ears.)

About Michelle: Michelle is the owner and founder of Divas With A Purpose. As a wife, mom, and mental health advocate, she teaches women in business how to find the “right for them” balance between family, life, and work.

Through her Do Something Divas Accountability and Mastermind Group, Michelle provides the motivation, tools, and resources for female entrepreneurs to show up consistently for themselves and overcome barriers to their productivity.

Michelle also hosts the BizBoost Daily Impact Community, a free online Facebook group formed from her annual 100 Days of Visibility Challenge. She helps entrepreneurs gain confidence through her courses, e-books, and one-on-one consultations, covering topics from simple ways to be more effective to personalized social media strategies.

Additionally, Michelle runs an online store offering inspirational stickers and journals to encourage and motivate others. Her ultimate goal is to provide women in business with peace of mind by helping them balance family, life, and work in a way that feels good for them.

Note Worthy Timestamps:

  • [00:03:52] – Vision, curiosity, creativity, fun. That’s how Kelly knows what she’s supposed to be doing.
  • [00:06:13] – A comment about the first Me Skills episode.
  • [00:11:18] – About Michelle
  • [00:17:17] – Michelle jumps right into sharing about her mental health crisis & takes us through how it started, making a plan & then the suicide attempt.
  • [00:26:07] – Who saved Michelle’s life.
  • [00:28:59] – What happened when Michelle woke up (hint: she wasn’t happy about it!)
  • [00:54:45] – The importance of being there for someone struggling with mental health.

Key Takeaways:   

  • [01:01:35] – Do you find it difficult to take help? (And why Kelly says take not ask)
  • [01:09:20] – Appearances can be misleading. (Kelly & Tish both say that what they knew about Michelle, & having even met her in person, they would have never guessed she was struggling with anxiety & depression.)
  • [01:12:22] – You don’t always have to be strong!

Please, if you are in immediate crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)!

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