We ALL have mental health.
We ALL have mental health.
The Mental Health Mamas are on a mission to normalize the conversation around mental health. Are you well? Do you have good strategies to take care of your mental health or do you need more support? We are here to walk beside you and help you hold some of the hard stuff as we all find our way through this messy and imperfect world.
Join us as we share a bit of what we’ve learned along the way, talk openly about mental health, work to help you feel less alone and gently remind you to do your best to take care of yourself while also taking care of your people.
With the Mental Health Mamas, there’s No Need to Explain.
What's new on the podcast
Thriving in the Sandwich Generation with Guest Janice Goldmintz
Nearly half of adults in their 40's and 50's have parents 65 and older while also still raising children. This "Sandwich Generation" finds themselves divided between caring for both aging parents and children. This week, Janice Goldmintz, president of Talk About Aging, joins the Mental Health Mamas to discuss this important topic. Tune in to hear Janice talk about how we can avoid burnout and achieve the highest quality of life, any age, any stage.
Psychological Safety and Family Voice
This week the Mental Health Mamas are talking about the concept of Psychological Safety and how it applies to sharing family voice. Tune in to hear Tina and Serena share some personal stories around school meetings, how school staff can create Psychological Safety for families and how you can share your voice even when not feeling safe.
Choosing Beauty with Guest Sahar Aker
This week the Mental Health Mamas are joined by Sahar Aker who found a way to choose beauty on a daily basis which helped her when she found herself in the depths of depression. #IChooseBeauty is a simple concept that requires just a moment out of your busy day to shift your mood because as Sahar says on her website, it?s not about changing what you see, it?s about changing how you see it.
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