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
From Anosognosia to Acceptance with Guest Rachel Johnston
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Anosognosia is when someone is unaware of their own mental health condition or they can't perceive their condition accurately. Rachel Johnston joins the Mental Health Mamas this week to share her journey from Anosognosia to acceptance of Bipolar disorder, what helped her along the way, and how we might best support a loved one struggling with Anosognosia.
Choose Your Struggle with Guest Jay Shifman
This week's podcast brings us Jay Shifman, a fellow podcaster and a storyteller with the Choose Your Struggle Podcast. In the episode Jay shares his struggles with mental health and addiction, reflects on his Ted talk on the history of substance misuse and why words are so very important. Join us for an interesting conversation with Jay.
Wondering with Guest Kelly Corrigan
The Mental Health Mamas are honored to be joined this week by four time New York Times best selling author, fellow podcaster and host of the PBS series, Tell Me More, Kelly Corrigan! Tune in to hear Kelly wonder about parenting young adults, the stories inside each of us, how saying "tell me more" can help us in our parenting journeys, how she dealt with a panic attack many years ago, the urgency to face and address mental health struggles, and so much more! You won’t want to miss this in-depth conversation with the amazing Kelly Corrigan!
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