Right....listen...the plan is to create a mini mental health series where I ‘expertly’ interview women/mothers who are probably perceived as ‘having their shit together”, but I want to share and show the actual daily grind that goes into surviving life, love, friendships, drama and motherhood.
Many women worry that it will be difficult to cope with parenting if they have mental health issues. It is ‘normal’ to be concerned about the impact this will have on our kids, but the pressure to be ‘normal’ greatly impacts us, the MUTHA and when it comes to matters of the mind it is important to remember the plane safety message “put your oxygen mask on first and then help others”.
With the right support and resources, it is perfectly possible for us ‘Mental Muthas’ to parent, whilst managing our mental health problems and because your mind matters I want to talk about it.
"Who am I?"
I am Natasha Bailie. Mother, woman and human who happens to be depressed and anxious and and and....that is the point. The more I share and talk about my mental health the more mothers I found who were going through the exact same thing. I'm not special! I started MENTAL X MUTHA so other women could help other women and then those women would help and and and...that is where we are and what we are doing.
Let’s tag what works for us, just like we tag what we wear or buy on Instagram, lets #stopthestigma and check if #youokhun
Fancy getting involved?
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