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
Breathe: A Conversation with Richmond Poet Laureate Roscoe Burnems
This week spoken word artist and Poet Laureate of Richmond, Virginia, Roscoe Burnems, stops by to chat with the Mental Health Mamas. Roscoe uses his poetry and performance to discuss trauma, resilience and the human experience. Tune in to hear Roscoe speak openly about his background, mental health, and fatherhood plus he shares two of his amazing poems!
Finding Cooper's Voice with Guest Kate Swenson
In this episode, Kate Swenson, mom of four, takes time out to chat with the Mental Health Mamas. Kate is mom to Cooper who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and who is the subject of her book, Forever Boy. Tune in to hear Kate talk about feeling isolated after receiving a diagnosis, how she found her people, and how Forever Boy is actually about her own personal journey.
Building Parental Resilience with Guest Peg Sadie
This week the Mental Health Mamas are joined by psychotherapist and resilience coach, Peg Sadie, who is on a mission to reshape the legacy of maternal health. Tune in to hear Peg share how her own experiences as a mother brought her to this work, the stigma around asking for help, and what real self-care actually looks like.
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