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.
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Normalizing All the Parts of Motherhood with Guest Megan Eddinger
This week the Mental Health Mamas are joined by Megan Eddinger, aka the No BS Mama, who has the ultimate goal of normalizing all the parts of motherhood that no one tells you about so that other moms don?t feel so alone in their journeys. Listen in to hear Megan talk about becoming a mother at the age of 18, how we can better support moms and why messages during COVID around ?everyone struggling? were really unhelpful.
Mind Your Life with Guest Dr. Luisa Sanz
In this week?s episode the Mental Health Mamas are joined by Dr. Luisa Sanz, a psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience as well as a lived experience expert having grown up with two brothers with schizophrenia. Tune in to hear Luisa talk about her experiences growing up with her brothers, the pervasiveness of mental health stigma, and what we need to do as a society to eradicate that stigma.
Your Parenting Long Game with Guest Rachel Bailey
In this week’s episode, the Mental Health Mamas are joined by Rachel Bailey. Rachel has a masters in Clinical Psychology, she is a certified parent educator, a fellow podcaster and (most importantly) a mom. Tune in to hear Rachel share her experiences raising kids with big emotions, what it means to be parenting from a state of “Yuck” and why the Parenting Long Game is better than Band-aid Parenting.
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