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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Untreated Mental Illness: Recognizing the Signs
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly half of people with a mental illness do not receive treatment. In this episode, Tina and Serena delve into some of the signs of mental health struggle and share their own experiences of realizing and knowing when more support is needed.
Understanding Gender Diversity with Guest Dr. Jessica Conner
This week the Mental Health Mamas delve deeper into the LGBTQIA+ topic with the help of Dr. Jessica Conner, a Licensed Psychologist with a clinical interest in transgender and gender diverse youth. Jessica comes to us with a breadth of personal and professional knowledge regarding gender diversity in youth. Tune in to hear us chat about the differences between gender identity and gender expression, what we should do if we use an incorrect pronoun, what we can do to support our LGBTQIA+ youth and so much more!
Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen with Guest Heather Hester
This week the Mental Health Mamas are joined by fellow mom and podcaster, Heather Hester. Heather is the host of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen and a Coming Out Coach for parents, a process she believes to be equal parts beautiful and messy. Tune in to hear Heather chat with Tina and Serena about her family’s story, ways in which we can support our kids while also supporting ourselves.
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