I frequently get requests in the Leading Ladies Facebook group to do a podcast focusing on mental health. Supporting your mental health is SO important to me, and I have done my best to be honest about my own mental health challenges. In my opinion, discussing mental health allows us to normalize the topic and allow people to get the information and help they so desperately need.
In this episode, I’m thrilled to chat with an expert on this topic – Maria Winters. Maria is a dear friend of mine, and I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for many years as her children were enrolled in my private childcare center. In addition, she is also a licensed Mental Health Therapist with 17+ years of experience in individual and group therapy with adolescents and adults. She currently works in an ER conducting psychiatric evaluations, running therapy groups in a psychiatric day hospital, and teaching Psychology courses in a community college.
In today’s episode Maria and I chat about ways we can do a quick check on our current mental state and strategies to improve on a day-to-day basis.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Why mental health should be seen as a continuum – not as black and white.
- How talking about mental health supports others who are struggling.
- The ways that social media impacts our mental health.
- What self-talk is and how it affects how we feel and behave.
- Why we should focus on our own priorities instead of comparing ourselves
- Questions to ask yourself to quickly assess your mental health
- Why a bubble bath is not the answer for everybody
My hope in this episode is to show you that everyone has challenges, and you are never alone if you feel like you are struggling. If you need help, there is no shame in supporting your mental health! Reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or therapist for support and know that you are loved.
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