Where’s my casserole?

The three wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh.

The 3 southern ladies bring a casserole, a pound cake, and a gallon of sweet tea.

From cradle to casket, we bring-we sign up and agree to menus, days, etc.

Unless it pertains to mental health.

Then we panic, we whisper, and the saddest of all- we do nothing.

A new baby can bring lasagna.

But a mental breakdown-

Picture it- a southern hot evening where you can’t buy a breeze, blackest of night, and you guessed it-nothing.


No card.

No call.

No church lady rotation.

My precious friend released from ICU after a suicide attempt wasn’t even welcomed back at church.

Uncomfortable silence.

Suicide is still a whisper word in 2022.

I am here to tell you, silence kills more people each year than any weapon known to man.

I am begging you to get uncomfortable with the people you love.

Don’t accept the automatic answer.

Fine. Good. I got this. -We all know someone who is bluffing.

And suffering.

Put that face in front of you.

Practice in your head, your mind, your heart and prayers.

The 3 most courageous words you may ever ask are-

Can we talk?

Over 90% of people want to help, but they don’t know how.

If you need more help, call 988.

Whatever it takes.

Then follow up-“we had a tough conversation and I wanted to stop by and see how you are doing”-

And for goodness sake, take a casserole!

You know you have a prized recipe-

If not, here is mine from “Calling All Cooks”, page 238

All my love and start cooking ladies,

Cheryl Suzette

2 thoughts on “Where’s my casserole?

  1. As always, you are right on. Sometimes we are too afraid of intruding on other people’s privacy when maybe that is what they need someone to do. I’m so proud of you and your work.


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