54 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
    • 4.9 • 27 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.

    Optimal Health and Healthy Thinking with Guest Dr. Shahana Alibhai

    Optimal Health and Healthy Thinking with Guest Dr. Shahana Alibhai

    In this week’s episode, the Mental Health Mamas are joined by Dr. Shahana Alibhai. Listen in to hear Shahana talk about the Pyramid of Optimal Health, the challenges of being a healthcare provider, caring for three young boys, and how her personal struggle with anxiety and OCD led her to develop new ways of thinking about mental health.
    Visit Dr. Shahana’s website to learn more: drshahana.com
    Visit our website for more content: NoNeedtoExplainPodcast.com

    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)






    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Our listeners receive 10% off their first month of therapy! Sign up now at betterhelp.com/mentalhealthmamas.

    • 47 min
    Hope in the Weeds; Facing the Mental Health Crisis Together

    Hope in the Weeds; Facing the Mental Health Crisis Together

    In this week’s episode the Mental Health Mamas are addressing the mental health crisis we are facing nearly everywhere right now. Tune in to hear Tina and Serena break down the Surgeon General’s Advisory: Protecting Youth Mental Health. And while the news headlines can be overwhelming, there are actions that we can ALL take to face this crisis together.
    Read the Surgeon General’s Report: Protecting Youth Mental Health
    Compassion Resilience Event https://www.eventbrite.com/x/compassion-resilience-starts-with-you-tickets-243233406667
    Visit our website for more content: NoNeedtoExplainPodcast.com

    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)



    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Our listeners receive 10% off their first month of therapy! Sign up now at betterhelp.com/mentalhealthmamas.

    • 18 min
    Tall Paul's Life with Guest Paul Marlow

    Tall Paul's Life with Guest Paul Marlow

    This week the Mental Health Mamas are joined by guest Paul Marlow who is a men’s fashion blogger and founder of Never Alone. Paul is on a mission to lead the way in normalizing conversations around men’s mental health. Tune in to hear Tina, Serena, and Paul talk about the challenges of social media, establishing a routine, trying MDMA therapy, and more!
    Learn more about how to start your Therapy journey today to better you mental health.
    Visit our website for more content: NoNeedtoExplainPodcast.com

    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)



    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Our listeners receive 10% off their first month of therapy! Sign up now at betterhelp.com/mentalhealthmamas.

    • 29 min
    Fire Your Narrator with Guest Valerie Gordon

    Fire Your Narrator with Guest Valerie Gordon

    This week the Mental Health Mamas are joined by Valerie Gordon, author of the book, Fire Your Narrator!: A Storyteller’s Guide to Getting Out of Your Head and Into Your Life. Valerie is a ten-time Emmy-winning producer, an expert storyteller and delightfully relatable and connective! You won’t want to miss this episode and the chance to learn about Squash, Potato and Ditchy! 
    Visit Valerie’s website: https://commander-in-she.com/
    Visit our website for more content: NoNeedtoExplainPodcast.com

    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/ Our website: www.motherup.org
    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)






    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Our listeners receive 10% off their first month of therapy! Sign up now at betterhelp.com/mentalhealthmamas.

    • 40 min
    What Gift Will You Give Yourself?

    What Gift Will You Give Yourself?

    The holidays are here and with them often comes a great deal of stress. We try to find the perfect gift for everyone on our lists, bake the best cookies, and make our houses Pinterest-perfect. This week Tina and Serena are inviting you to think about what gift you want to give yourself this year. Listen in to hear the Mental Health Mamas talk about holiday stressors, setting good boundaries, practicing self-care, and more!
    Visit our website for more content: NoNeedtoExplainPodcast.com

    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)



    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Our listeners receive 10% off their first month of therapy! Sign up now at betterhelp.com/mentalhealthmamas.

    • 13 min
    Integrated Wellness with Guest Heather Sadowski

    Integrated Wellness with Guest Heather Sadowski

    In this week’s episode, Tina and Serena talk with Heather Sadowski from the University Of Richmond. They talk about the integrated wellness programs available to college students and staff at the University of Richmond. The wellness center and the programs associated with the wellness center supports not only the physical well-being of its people, but also supports mental health all in one integrated facility.  Listen in to hear about this innovative program!
    Visit our website for more content: NoNeedtoExplainPodcast.com

    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/
    Our website: www.motherup.org
    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)



    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Our listeners receive 10% off their first month of therapy! Sign up now at betterhelp.com/mentalhealthmamas.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

claycutter28 ,

Love it!

Keep giving excellent advice for parenting. I wish my parents knew some of this when they were raising me!

Mrs V Cooper ,

Fun!

Tina and Serena are fun to listen to, and this podcast takes you on an audio adventure that you’ll enjoy! It’s well produced with quality sound and best of all, it’s fun and funny! Five stars!!!

DrLori777 ,

I want to hang out with these Moms all day!

Tina and Serena are the down-to-earth mom friends that you want to take a walk with every morning. They truly get it when it comes to the mental health issues facing moms these days. I very much enjoy this podcast and highly recommend it. Both as a mom, and as a psychologist.

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