MENTAL MUTHA MEETS HELEN WRAY

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS HELEN WRAY

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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS HELEN WRAY

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

I think that i am both a mental mum and a mum that is mental

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?

I hide and then I walk or run. The fresh air, the quiet, the calm, I can just be me with my thoughts.

Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates?

No. I have never really had any mum mates.

How do you tackle mental health chats with your kids?

In recent years I have been very open with my kids about my mental health. When they have seen me have panic attacks or when i cry and I just cant stop, I have spoken to them about why it happens. They lost their school caretaker to suicide and the conversation started at their school, we talk about it much more openly now.

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

In my pits, my mental rock bottom I turn to me. I walk, I run and I write. I use my own methods to help me out. I was in a very unsupportive marriage for 6 years and had to rely upon myself.

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

Taking time out, reading, writing and running.

Where’s your head at?

A little low...struggling with a mental block. I design prints cards and postcards and have been struggling to find my stride since January, but I am being gentle with myself and taking my time

SOFT PLAY OR REHAB?

Soft play - mine are both old enough now to run off and leave me. I have coffee and a book.

JACOBS CREEK OR A JACOBS CRACKER?

Jacobs Creek!

NUT JOB OR NUT ALLERGY?

Nut Job

SELF CARE OR SELF SABOTAGE?

It used to be self sabotage but I am getting better at self care!

JOURNAL OR JOG?

Jog - although i was involved in the Positive Planner and find that journaling helps as well

ASK FOR HELP OR HAPPY TO HERMIT?

Happy to hermit! 

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