Checking In

Reviewed by:

Jane Ahrens, Church Librarian


Checking In


Michelle Williams


Nelson Books


May 25, 2021


Print book


208 pages


Michelle Williams was a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the top R & B groups of all time. After the group disbanded, she continued to have success as a singer and later as an actress. While she felt blessed to have the opportunities she had, she struggled with depression. When she got to the point of having suicidal thoughts, she sought treatment and entered a facility to get the help she needed. Although she was a Christian, it was at this low point in her life that she realized she found the help she needed to live out the life God had intended for her.
Michelle courageously shares how she hid her depression from others; the importance of her faith, family and friends; and how she is able to now prioritize her own mental health. Her goal is to increase mental health awareness and wants to convey the message to others the importance of “checking in” with God, others and themselves. This is a book that will inspire and encourage others who are dealing with depression.


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

For anyone who is dealing with depression or is trying to help someone struggling with depression

Christian Impact:

The author shares her Christian faith throughout the book

Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life---and Can Save Yours


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