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Parenting is hard. When you have a child who doesn’t fit neatly into a box, it can be even more challenging. With the Mental Health Mamas, there’s No Need to Explain. We get it. Join us as we share a bit of what we’ve learned along the way, talk openly about mental health, share the voices of other Experts by Experience, 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.
 
This is a fan made and produced podcast talking about the Dallas Mavericks. Where we discuss and speculate the Mavericks past, present, and future combined with the latest news around the NBA. We give a fan perspective as if you were just hanging out with your friends talking the Mavs.
 
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Guest Tobi B. Feldman joins the Mental Health Mamas on this week’s episode to share about her journey from crisis to Becoming Resilient AF. Tobi shares with us her expertise as a Speech/Language Pathologist, Life Balance Coach, Aroma Freedom Practitioner, Clinical Aromatherapist and a Mama with Lived Experience (MLE) as a mom of three young adults.…
 
Struggling is an unfortunate part of the human condition, but how do we show up for our people when we see that they’re struggling? When someone we love is suffering, we often want to fix it even if that’s impossible. How can we show up for others and what should we say? Listen in as Tina and Serena talk about how they support others and what thing…
 
In this week’s episode, we welcome guest Juliana Garcia to the podcast to talk about Mutual Aid and what it means to work in solidarity with people as opposed to providing charity. Juliana joins us as an Expert by Experience (EBE) as a mama and community member as well as a Social Worker (MSW). Listen in as we talk about the principles of Mutual Ai…
 
Did you know that for a child who has faced adversity, the difference between growing into a resilient adult or perhaps facing lifelong struggle can be one relationship? Just one! We ALL need safe, stable, nurturing relationships. Join the Mental Health Mamas for our thoughts on this and how we can each Be the One! Episode Mentions: Essentials for …
 
We all make mistakes because it’s simply a part of being human. When you think back to the last mistake you made, do you beat yourself up over it or do you treat yourself with compassion? When you are struggling do you offer yourself kindness like you would for others? Practicing self-compassion is a challenge for many of us including the Mental He…
 
Sharing the story of our struggles can be a powerful way to create connection with one another and perhaps feel a bit less alone, but it gets tricky when it comes to our kids. Who do we disclose to and how do we do it? How do we walk the line between “we all have mental health” and “not my story to tell”? Join us to hear what the Mental Health Mama…
 
To loosely quote Hamilton, we ALL want to be in the room where it happens. What does it look like when all the stakeholders ARE in the room where it happens, but not everyone knows? For anyone who saw the video of the school board executive session that was unintentionally streamed to the public, you witnessed one unfortunate outcome. What would it…
 
Othering is an “us vs. them” way of thinking and labels individuals or groups as not fitting in or “not like me.” Do we all do this? If so, how can we minimize it? And what does all of this have to do with mental health? Join us, the Mental Health Mamas, as we share our thoughts on all of this and more. Episode Mentions: What is Othering? By Kendra…
 
The Mental Health Mamas are joined in conversation by guest Emilie Rawlings who has recently published the book, Foundation: Love, Mindfulness, Meditation. Listen in as Emilie shares her thoughts on present moment awareness, self-care and how she gained wisdom through a total physical and emotional breakdown. Visit Emilie’s website to purchase a co…
 
Special guest, Elvina Scott, joins Tina and Serena, the Mental Health Mamas, in a conversation around caregiving and living a life “of care”. Elvina shares openly about the challenges of unpaid 24/7 caregiving for her daughter, Colby. Colby is a highly-expressive soon-to-be 16-year-old with severe, intractable epilepsy. Listen in as Elvina shares h…
 
If you’ve never been to therapy, you might wonder what it’s like. Episode spoilers...it’s not like what you see on TV! The Mental Health Mamas are going beyond the couch and demystifying therapy. Listen in as we share what therapy is really like from our perspective as parents. Episode Mentions: Talk Space Online Therapy TalkSpace.com Better Help O…
 
This week the Mental Health Mamas are checking in on the parents out there and sharing some pandemic themes. So, how are the parents? Parenting is hard under normal circumstances and we are certainly aware that parents are struggling. Listen in as we attempt to normalize the abnormal and to remind you that you are not alone. Episode Mentions: Girl,…
 
In this episode, the Mental Health Mamas explore the not so “nice” feelings that sometimes come up for us as parents. Listen in as we talk about our feelings check-in and the power of sharing how you REALLY feel. Episode Mentions: Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence RULER Approach TalkSpace Telehealth Counseli…
 
Can failures be opportunities for growth in disguise? What does it mean to rename or reframe a difficult situation? Join the Mental Health Mamas as we explore some of our failures and what we’ve learned from them and share what AFGO (sort of) means. Episode Mentions: Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski Visit our website: NoNeedToExplainPodcast.com …
 
Did you know that 85% of first responders have experienced symptoms of mental illness at some point in their lifetime? Did you know that first responders often face barriers to receiving mental health support? In this episode, the Mental Health Mamas are joined by a special guest who happens to be a firefighter and EMT. Listen in as we talk openly …
 
It’s a brand new year and while many people choose to make New Year’s Resolutions, the Mental Health Mamas have decided to focus on self-care instead. We invite you to listen in to hear our take on self-care and some of the things we do to find some rest and renewal as we move into the long winter months. Join us for a self-care revolution! Episode…
 
Do you struggle to find true belonging? Do you ever find yourself working hard to fit in even though you don’t quite fit? As the parents of kids who struggle with their mental health, we get that it’s not always easy to fit in, especially when our kids may be struggling with their own sense of belonging. Join us, the Mental Health Mamas, as we expl…
 
Judgement. If you are a mom, dad, or caregiver of any sort, you have undoubtedly felt judgement from others (and perhaps even yourself). In this episode, the Mental Health Mamas share some stories about moments in our parenting lives when we’ve felt judged, how we’ve handled it, and how we’re all just doing the best we know how to do. Visit our web…
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? Whether you are a dad, grandparent, mom or caregiver of any sort, this time of year can be challenging, especially this year! In this episode we talk about the various challenges that the holiday season brings for our families and how we’re really feeling about “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…
 
If you’re anything like us, you may struggle with setting healthy boundaries with your kids and other people (and things) in your life. We know that boundaries are an important part of self-care and yet, they can also be incredibly challenging. Join us, the Mental Health Mamas, as we talk about boundary setting during lots of “together” time, some …
 
We are Tina and Serena, the Mental Health Mamas, and we are here to assure you that You Are Not Alone. Are you a Mom, Dad, Grandparent, Foster Parent or any other caregiver of a child who struggles with their emotional health? Do you ever find yourself feeling isolated, exhausted or overwhelmed in your parenting journey? Do you wish there were more…
 
Parenting is hard. When you have a child who doesn’t fit neatly into a box, it can be even more challenging. With the Mental Health Mamas, there’s No Need to Explain. We get it. Join us as we share a bit of what we’ve learned along the way, talk openly about mental health, share the voices of other Experts by Experience, work to help you feel less …
 
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