How many of these incredible people do you know? I’m going to share the best women and mothers who empower others to end the struggle and finally live instead of survive the daily struggle trauma and mental health struggles bring.
And by the end of the article, you will discover some new ways to live your life a little better each day, because progress matters and so does your mental health.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
Leader #1: Kathy Parker- This girl unravelled
A writer, poet and survivor of multiple types of trauma from violence to survival and, overcoming the struggles. Kathy empowers women to realize their self worth and overcoming traumas of the past.
From podcasts to videos and poetry, she goes in-depth on the true, hard struggles that accompany the life of a woman and mother with trauma and empowers them to move forward.
You can learn more about Kathy here
Leader #2: Scary Mommy-blog
In this specific article, Sarah Wagner brings to life the pain and struggles PTSD brings into life and more specifically our marriages and children.
Mental health is something we try to stuff away until we can’t anymore or someone close to us uncovers our written thoughts that get us pink slipped.
Being pink-slipped is terrifying, even voluntarily. You know that these professionals are trying to help, but you feel powerless and about two inches tall, and that’s the truth of it.
Growing up, I was never able to resolve some childhood trauma and depression, which leaked into my adult life.
As discussed in this article, this mama has yet to find the solution but, optimistically seeks her solution.
To read the full article, head here.
Leader #3: Reaca Pearl @ Romper.com
This mama gives you a list of 11 things all of us want others to know about our PTSD.
There’s alot of different ways to explain PTSD and how it affects others.
It’s not always the overseas war everyone thinks of, there are veterans of foreign wars and there are veterans of emotional/physical war on the homefront.
As a mother, the weight seems to be heavier when we have our families relying on us.
As she stated, all of the experiences are different and valid, no two cases will be the same.
We tend to need more care, especially mentally than most think we do.
Our strength is impressive but, we still struggle.
Read the full article here.
Very Well mind– A general post explaining PTSD and how it affects people
While PTSD and mental health struggles are generally associated with war veterans, mothers struggle with it as well.
This post goes in-depth about how PTSD and the effects that come with it, affect them and their loved ones.
Better yet, it goes through different ways to cope and provide support.
From disassociation to reliving the symptoms and/or experiences
This article provides excellent resources for families of those suffering from PTSD to recognizing symptoms
To read the full article head here.
As you can see from these great influencers, PTSD and other symptoms of mental health struggles do not have to overrule your life and make you miserable. From coping strategies to other resources for overcoming the struggles that come with it.
I have found that PTSD in moms is rarely discussed, at least without hesitation.
From post-partum depression to PTSD to depression and anxiety in general life becomes twice as difficult as the average mom. (no offense to other moms, we all have our battles)
Working through these struggles and making sense of all of it is my ultimate goal here at A day at moms.
The reality of PTSD as a mom is ugly at times, however, it taught me resilience and being a passionate, caring mother.
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Thank you so much!