We are very open about mental health in our home and often have conversations around this. I've shared a lot on social media about our personal journey in our family and provided resources for those who may be needing them. I am not an expert by any means, but have experience with children who battle anxiety and who have struggled with academics at school, not only as a parent but also as a teacher. I believe it's important to normalize mental health, which is why I share about it. I also believe it's important to talk about learning difficulties because the majority of people at some point in their life will find something challenging and this is absolutely normal. No one should ever feel ashamed about this. Below are some resources I've shared over the years. Some of these we have personally used, others I have heard great things about.
If you know anyone who struggles with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and/or unhealthy exercise habits please share about Soulfull Meetings with them.
A note from the founder, Sarah Howe:
“Soulfull Meetings is a community of likeminded individuals who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and/or unhealthy exercise habits. We meet every Thursday evening for one hour to offer each other support. Prior to COVID-19, we were meeting in person, but have since moved to an online format. Our group currently consists of women between the ages of 17-45. We are very open to welcoming men into the group as well, but have not seen any interest as of yet.
Learn more by visiting their websites below
Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH, is a mental health and peer support education and strategy firm. All programs are designed and delivered by people with their own experience of living with a mental health issue, or a family member of someone living with a mental health issue.
They also offer free online support for the community during Covid-19 through their site.
Let's talk about Mental Health. Particularly, Postpartum Depression. I found the Postpartum stage so challenging all the way until my babies were nearing two years of age. I struggled with Postpartum Depression and wish I had more resources at my fingertips when I was going through it. I'm so grateful to have connected with Carli Rossall and I hope sharing this resource will help someone, even if it's one person. Please read the details in the image on the left or head to http://carlirossall.com. If you know someone who could benefit from this information, please pass this along.