76 episodes

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.

No Need to Explain with the Mental Health Mamas Serena Ward, MLE, MHM, EBE and Tina Hallock, MLE, MHM, EBE

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

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.

    Behind the Scenes with the Mental Health Mamas

    Behind the Scenes with the Mental Health Mamas

    As the Mental Health Mamas bring their second season to a close, Tina and Serena provide a peek behind the scenes and answer some of the most asked questions. Tune in to hear why exactly they decided to start a podcast, how they’re handling the long-distance co-host relationship, why podcasting can be a little lonely and more!
    Visit our website for more content: https://mentalhealthmamas.com/
    Leave us a voice message: 607-288-3382
    Claim your FREE Self-Care Workbook by joining our mailing list: https://mentalhealthmamas.com/connect
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    Mental Health Resources:
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for a chat option or call 1-800-273-8255.
    Crisis Text Line: Our goal is to help texters move from hot moments to a cool calm. Sometimes, that means we give our texters a resource – like a breathing GIF to help them slow down or a link to finding a support group near them.
    Website: www.crisistextline.org
    USA text 741741
    Canada text 686868
    UK text 85258
    Ireland 50808
    NAMI HelpLine: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance. To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline            SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7, 365 days a year. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    Mama’s Comfort Camp: a peer support network where moms of all ages and stages, from around the world (and across the street) lift up each other. Our motto is: Moms don’t need more advice, we need more support. We leverage social media by turning Facebook groups into resilience engines that mobilize kindness, ideas, and resources while dissolving guilt and shame. Our lovingly moderated forums are always on: 24/7/365.  Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamas.comfort.camp/
    National Parent Helpline®   Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday. 1-855-427-2736 (4APARENT)
     



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    • 14 min
    Normalizing All the Parts of Motherhood with Guest Megan Eddinger

    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.
    Visit Megan’s website: https://thenobsmama.buzzsprout.com/
    Follow Megan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megan.eddinger/
    Visit our website for more content: https://mentalhealthmamas.com/
    Leave us a voice message: 607-288-3382
    Receive 10% off any Cope Notes subscription: copenotes.com/?affiliate=MHMamas
    Mental Health Resources:
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for a chat option or call 1-800-273-8255.
    Crisis Text Line: Our goal is to help texters move from hot moments to a cool calm. Sometimes, that means we give our texters a resource – like a breathing GIF to help them slow down or a link to finding a support group near them.
    Website: www.crisistextline.org
    USA text 741741
    Canada text 686868
    UK text 85258
    Ireland 50808
    NAMI HelpLine: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
    To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline            SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7, 365 days a year. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    Mama’s Comfort Camp: a peer support network where moms of all ages and stages, from around the world (and across the street) lift up each other. Our motto is: Moms don’t need more advice, we need more support. We leverage social media by turning Facebook groups into resilience engines that mobilize kindness, ideas, and resources while dissolving guilt and shame. Our lovingly moderated forums are always on: 24/7/365. Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamas.comfort.camp/
    National Parent Helpline® Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday. 1-855-427-2736 (4APARENT)



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    • 29 min
    Mind Your Life with Guest Dr. Luisa Sanz

    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.
    Visit Dr. Luisa Sanz’ Website: https://www.mindyrlife.com/
    Visit our website for more content: https://mentalhealthmamas.com/
    Leave us a voice message: 607-288-3382
    Receive 10% off any Cope Notes subscription: copenotes.com/?affiliate=MHMamas
    Mental Health Resources:
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for a chat option or call 1-800-273-8255.
    Crisis Text Line: Our goal is to help texters move from hot moments to a cool calm. Sometimes, that means we give our texters a resource – like a breathing GIF to help them slow down or a link to finding a support group near them.
    Website: www.crisistextline.org
    USA text 741741
    Canada text 686868
    UK text 85258
    Ireland 50808
    NAMI HelpLine: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
    To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline            SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7, 365 days a year. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    Mama’s Comfort Camp: a peer support network where moms of all ages and stages, from around the world (and across the street) lift up each other. Our motto is: Moms don’t need more advice, we need more support. We leverage social media by turning Facebook groups into resilience engines that mobilize kindness, ideas, and resources while dissolving guilt and shame. Our lovingly moderated forums are always on: 24/7/365.
    Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamas.comfort.camp/
    National Parent Helpline®  Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday. 1-855-427-2736 (4APARENT)



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    • 38 min
    Your Parenting Long Game with Guest Rachel Bailey

    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.
    Visit Rachel’s website: https://rachel-bailey.com/
    Visit our website for more content: https://mentalhealthmamas.com/
    Leave us a voice message: 607-288-3382
    Receive 10% off any Cope Notes subscription: copenotes.com/?affiliate=MHMamas
    Mental Health Resources:
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for a chat option or call 1-800-273-8255.
    Crisis Text Line: Our goal is to help texters move from hot moments to a cool calm. Sometimes, that means we give our texters a resource – like a breathing GIF to help them slow down or a link to finding a support group near them.
    Website: www.crisistextline.org
    USA text 741741
    Canada text 686868
    UK text 85258
    Ireland 50808
    NAMI HelpLine: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
    To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline            SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.  1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    Mama’s Comfort Camp: a peer support network where moms of all ages and stages, from around the world (and across the street) lift up each other. Our motto is: Moms don’t need more advice, we need more support. We leverage social media by turning Facebook groups into resilience engines that mobilize kindness, ideas, and resources while dissolving guilt and shame. Our lovingly moderated forums are always on: 24/7/365.  Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamas.comfort.camp/
    National Parent Helpline®  Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.  1-855-427-2736 (4APARENT)



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    • 16 min
    Writing Your Way Out of Anxiety with Guest Sarah Humpherys

    Writing Your Way Out of Anxiety with Guest Sarah Humpherys

    This week the Mental Health Mamas are thrilled to bring some youth voice and perspective to the podcast. Sarah Humpherys is a nationally published author and a self-proclaimed die hard fantasy nerd. Tune in to hear Sarah talk about the impact of mental health on her writing, what life has been like during the pandemic, tips for aspiring writers and more!
    Visit Sarah’s website: https://www.sarahhumpherys.com/
    Visit our website for more content: https://mentalhealthmamas.com/
    Leave us a voice message: 607-288-3382
    Receive 10% off any Cope Notes subscription: copenotes.com/?affiliate=MHMamas
    Mental Health Resources:
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for a chat option or call 1-800-273-8255.
    Crisis Text Line: Our goal is to help texters move from hot moments to a cool calm. Sometimes, that means we give our texters a resource – like a breathing GIF to help them slow down or a link to finding a support group near them.
    Website: www.crisistextline.org
    USA text 741741
    Canada text 686868
    UK text 85258
    Ireland 50808
    NAMI HelpLine: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
    To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline            SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.  1-800-662-HELP (4357)
     Mama’s Comfort Camp: a peer support network where moms of all ages and stages, from around the world (and across the street) lift up each other. Our motto is: Moms don’t need more advice, we need more support. We leverage social media by turning Facebook groups into resilience engines that mobilize kindness, ideas, and resources while dissolving guilt and shame. Our lovingly moderated forums are always on: 24/7/365.
    Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamas.comfort.camp/
    National Parent Helpline®  Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.  1-855-427-2736 (4APARENT)



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    • 15 min
    Finding Your Village with Guest Amanda Gorman

    Finding Your Village with Guest Amanda Gorman

    In this week’s episode, the Mental Health Mamas are joined by fellow podcaster Amanda Gorman. Tune in to the conversation to hear Amanda talk about her personal experience with addiction while parenting, the truth about marijuana addiction, finding your village and more!
    Visit Amanda’s website: https://www.findingyourvillage.com/podcast 
    Visit our website for more content: https://mentalhealthmamas.com/
    Leave us a voice message: 607-288-3382
    Receive 10% off any Cope Notes subscription: copenotes.com/?affiliate=MHMamas
    Mental Health Resources:
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for a chat option or call 1-800-273-8255.
    Crisis Text Line: Our goal is to help texters move from hot moments to a cool calm. Sometimes, that means we give our texters a resource – like a breathing GIF to help them slow down or a link to finding a support group near them.
    Website: www.crisistextline.org
    USA text 741741
    Canada text 686868
    UK text 85258
    Ireland 50808
    NAMI HelpLine: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
    To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline            SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7, 365 days a year. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
     Mama’s Comfort Camp: a peer support network where moms of all ages and stages, from around the world (and across the street) lift up each other. Our motto is: Moms don’t need more advice, we need more support. We leverage social media by turning Facebook groups into resilience engines that mobilize kindness, ideas, and resources while dissolving guilt and shame. Our lovingly moderated forums are always on: 24/7/365.
    Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamas.comfort.camp/
    National Parent Helpline®  Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday. 1-855-427-2736 (4APARENT)



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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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Insightful!!

Thanks for this amazing and insightful content. Love this podcast!

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From a counselors view

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Grateful

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