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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS AMY RANSOM

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS AMY RANSOM

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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS AMY RANSOM

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

I think my kids would say the latter!

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

I talk. And then talk some more. And also go for a run and vow to get that early night. Finally.

Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates?

Always. I am very open about my mental wellbeing and so are they. We all admit we're probably a bit mad.

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

This is interesting. I haven't. Until last week when A Little Piece of Us on IG joined in and talked about how she is open with her kids about the tablets she takes. This made me think and I've now started to talk to them in simple terms about how we feel in our heads. 

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

I have a very good friend who ALWAYS tells me the truth. When I'm really struggling, I'll ask her if she thinks I'm going under again. And she will always say, 'YES.'

What helps you in the light?

Being social always lifts my mood, yet it's the thing I shy away from when I'm feeling anxious. I'm getting better at carrying on 'regardless' now.

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'?)

No, not anymore. I've shared so much. However, when I launched the campaign last week, I felt exposed for a few seconds. Then people started coming forward and I realised, again, that this ALWAYS needs talking about and the conversation has to start somewhere and with someone.

Where’s your head at? (Right here in this moment, today)

Today is a good day. No anxiety. I'm being kind to myself. Not feeling particularly motivated but not beating myself up about that. Sometimes, we need to do less, not more.

SOFT PLAY OR REHAB?

Haha. It would have to be rehab!

JACOBS CREEK OR A JACOBS CRACKER?

Please can I have both?!


NUT JOB OR NUT ALLERGY?

I'm the nut job and my daughter has the nut allergy


SELF CARE OR SELF?

I do both rather well.

Journal or Jog?

Jog

Ask for help or happy to hermit?

Ask for help

FOLLOW AMY

#thisisthefaceofantidepressants

www.amyransom.com

@survivingmotherhood_


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