In a fast-paced world full of obligations, paying attention to one’s mental health is more important than ever. One group with some very particular mental health considerations is mothers. Moms continue to take on a great deal of responsibility in their families, often serving as the default in both childcare and household duties. Their entire identity, social outlets, career path, and more can change after having children. The effects of these major transitions can be significant. That’s why it’s so important that moms take time for themselves. Here are seven things moms can do to care for their mental health.
You’ve finally taken down the last of your holiday lights, but you’re missing the gleam and shine they brought amongst the dark winter days? When it comes to the winter, it’s easy to fall into the trap of staying inside once the sun sets and hibernates till the springtime.
It’s a well-known fact that creating or simply observing art can produce a range of emotions through visual stimulation. Art can inspire us, evoking feelings of joy, pleasure, and serenity, and even changing our perspective on things. When applied in a therapy setting, art can be a powerful tool for addressing a range of mental health issues.
You love your family. You care deeply about their well-being. Whether you wish for your kids to ace an upcoming test at school or hope your husband executes a big meeting at work, you always have your family’s best interest in mind. In today’s world, it’s very easy to become disconnected from each other, even while spending so much time together. Kids can escape to their devices, adults can get lost in the news of the world, sometimes you can find yourself focusing less on yourself and your own wellbeing and more on everything else that is out of control. Prioritizing your family’s mental health and overall wellbeing can be tricky. Below are a few ways you can improve them.
Children almost always beg their parents for a family pet. They might want a tank full of colorful fish or a soft rabbit in a backyard hutch. You might be hesitant to take on more responsibility, but getting a pet could actually be good for your family.
The past year has been extremely traumatic. Whether you’ve been lonely and isolated or over-crowded and stressed, the pandemic has put a great deal of pressure on people of all ages and the family structure as a whole. For best mental health and healing, it’s important to talk about what you’ve all suffered.
Many parents think that addressing mental health can be uncomfortable or unnecessary — but 13% to 20% of children struggle with a mental health disorder in any given year, and the pandemic has only made mental health challenges more common in people of all ages. Whether you think your child is struggling with their mental health or not, it’s essential to address the topic when they’re still young. Learning how to teach your kids about mental health is a huge responsibility, but also an integral part of being a supportive parent.
When we think about babies, we’re usually concerned with their most physical needs. After all, babies do a lot of sleeping, eating, and pooping! But as a newborn grows, their mental health needs grow too. They express themselves in ways beyond crying and they need support to build social and emotional health.
It’s a sad fact of life that so many people look down on therapy or the people who have it. The reality is that a quarter of the planet has some sort of mentally related issue during their lives. It’s important to not see ourselves as failures or weak if we feel we need some extra help. In what circumstances should one seek help from a therapist rather than just a friend or family member? That’s what this article is all about.
The physical and mental(!) benefits of working out with your kids. Photo by RUN 4 FFWPU from Pexels If you’re a parent, you know how hard it can be to provide your kids with all the healthy habits you want them to learn from their childhoods. But, there’s one thing you can easily do: teach them to love […]