As promised in the video, we've included a listing of local resouces and support for kiddos and parents struggling to navigate mental health challenges.
In this episode, Beth shares candidly about her 20-year journey with mental health challenges. Emily talks too about how grief triggered panic attacks in her life. It's a powerful episode, and one we think many can relate to.
Possibly you’ve never worried about leaving your spouse alone with your kids, or alone period. I am sure that most of you do not spend every day wondering if today will be fine, or if he’ll fall off the wagon again. And if he does, what might happen?
I take them because in their absence, I am acutely aware of my failures and could spend most of my days focused on those. I take them because my anger, my irritability, my sadness are no longer exclusively my burden. The lines of ownership blur when you are a mother -- what was yours alone now bleeds into those babies.
I’ve learned that if you don’t also suffer from some sort of mental disease, you will never truly understand -- and that’s okay. I wish I didn’t understand. We need to continue to educate people on this disease and erase the stigma that so often comes with depression, anxiety, or any other mental disease.