Announcing the launch of our group, Mama Matters, to support the Mamas out there.
Did you know that 1 out of 7 women struggle with some aspect of postpartum problems? You don't need a history with mental health struggles, and you can suffer even if previous pregnancies resulted in zero postpartum challenges. Postpartum problems include struggles with concentration, memory, self-esteem, relationships, depressive symptoms, or anxiety symptoms. Somehow we think that if we suffer from any of these problems, there must be something seriously wrong with our ability to mother. We think this is something so shameful we keep it secret and don't ask for help. We worry that others will look down on us, and blame us. We blame ourselves. But 1 out of every 7 women suffering shows you how common these challenges are. Why suffer by yourself? Why suffer at all?! Join our group, pleeeze. We can explain what is happening to you and why. And most importantly, we can give you lots of tools to help you feel better. Not only will you get top-notch help from a licensed professional, you will also get peer support from other mothers who are experiencing similar struggles. We have two different day and time slots available to meet your schedule. Please don't delay. Register today. Help is here.
Well, I was supposed to post a video about a groundbreaking, vital aspect of mental health...but instead what came to mind was...ice cream. I figured I would make another video and post it, but then I thought, sometimes your mental health needs some ice cream. Sometimes that is the most helpful thing you can do for yourself. So today, let's all embrace a little ice cream therapy. Apologies for the dark atmosphere of the video. I literally couldn't figure out the light switch in my hotel room. Yah I know, girl's got a PhD but can't figure out how to flip a switch...don't judge me! I spell this out for you in case you were thinking I was feeling my ice cream consumption needed to be secret and shady from the public. I say, eat ice cream in the light and be loud and proud about it!
Training Event: Raising Emotionally Literate Children