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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Being Owned with Guest Jasmine Sleigh
We all own stuff, but what happens when that stuff starts to own you? Jasmine Sleigh, a professional declutterer and author of the book, Being Owned; A Decade in Professional Decluttering, chats with the Mental Health Mamas about the challenges we face when we get overwhelmed by our belongings. Jasmine shares with us some of the reasons we might find ourselves with too much stuff and what we can do about it.
My Heart Behind Bars with Guest Lorri Britt
This week we continue with the theme around lack of control and caring for ourselves in the midst of challenging circumstances. We are joined by guest Lorri Britt who shares openly and vulnerably about having two of her children incarcerated in her book, My Heart Behind Bars. Tune in to hear Lorri talk about the judgment she faced, the pain of seeing her children in prison, the deep sense of isolation she has felt and her hopes that no one else will experience the same isolation she has felt.
Own Your Choices, Own Your Life with Guest Marsha Vanwynsberghe
As the parents of kids who struggle, the Mental Health Mamas know that we often don?t have any control over the choices our children make. This week we are joined by guest, Marsha Vanwynsberghe who believes that when you own your own choices, as a parent, that you own your life despite the choices of your children. Marsha chats with us about parenting through teen substance abuse, wanting to fix when it?s not your problem to solve, the isolation felt when our children struggle and so much more.
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