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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS GEORGINA PATIENT

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS GEORGINA PATIENT

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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS GEORGINA PATIENT

Are you a mental Mum or a Mum that’s mental?

Definitely a mum that’s mental, I’ve learnt it’s ok to be that. 

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Meditate? Talk? Hide?

Talk always. I’ve had an eating disorder for 12 years and I’d say the last 3 years I’ve been my most open. I actually realised talking really helped for me. The worst thing to do when you have an eating disorder is let it be your secret. You have to try and be open otherwise it’s a really lonely place. 

Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates?

In the beginning no, as I was one of the first to have children. I was very ashamed of myself and what I did so I only shared with really close friends and family. 

How do you tackle mental health chats with your kid’s?

My children are still very young to understand it all. But I teach them to always be open about how they are feeling. And to be very mindful of other people’s feelings. I may be biast but they are very caring little boys. 

Who helps you in the dark? (In your pits, your mental rock bottom - who is your hero?)

My husband, he knows everything there is to know when it comes to my mental health. He met me when I thought I was at my lowest but I got even lower and he stuck with me. He deserves a superman cape. 

What helps you in the light? (Meditation? Procrastination? Perspiration? People?)

People and even more people. I love to laugh and not take myself to seriously. 

Is it hard to talk about your mental health? (Doesn't mean on Instagram necessarily, but do you feel the stigma is lifting and do you feel safe to speak your mind, even if it is possibly 'mental'?)

It used to be so hard to talk about it back then because it meant that I was admitting there was something wrong and I couldn’t handle not being in control. Now I am much more open about it as it is all I have to be to be better. I’m also no longer ashamed of my eating disorder, and I really hope that talking about it more openly it will help others. 

Where’s your head at? 

I’d say very determined with the slight wobble here and there. 

Soft Play or Rehab?

Soft play (I said that through gritted teeth) 

Jacobs Creek or a Jacobs Cracker?

Neither... coffee coffee coffee

Nut Job or Nut Allergy?

Nut Job

Self Care or Self Sabotage?

Self and self love, I’m all for it.

Journal or jog?

I love a bullet point

Ask for help or happy to hermit?   

Bit of both I’ll hermit until I know I need help. 

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