Date and Debate Podcast

Andrea H

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Hello Momma: Perinatal Mental Health - Breaking the Stigma
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Hello Momma: Perinatal Mental Health - Breaking the Stigma
TW: This episode contains mentions of suicide Dr. Olivia Wedel joins Andrea as they discuss all things postpartum struggles: Mood swings, sleep, the importance of postpartum planning & education, healing and beyond.It's eye opening & educational. If there’s one episode I recommend you tune into, it’s this one. Whether you’re going through postpartum depression, have experienced it or have been impacted in any way this episode is a must. No one is immune from it, it IS real and should be paid attention to. May this also be an opportunity to remind you that you shouldn’t suffer in silence and you’re not alone.About Dr. Olivia Wedel: I’m Dr. Olivia Wedel, and I am a believer in the mind and body’s ability to heal with the right tools and support. As a survivor of debilitating postpartum depression, anxiety, and rage, I found my calling - after 14 years in the counseling field - following the miracle birth of my son at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. I knew that if I survived what I was going through that I wanted to help other women heal. I want mothers to know that you do not have to struggle alone, and it is possible to feel hopeful during hard moments. I have experienced firsthand how negative stigma permeates maternal mental health and prevents many from reaching out for help that is needed. I want everyone to know that perinatal mood & anxiety disorders are treatable, and recovery happens every day. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C). I have trained extensively in postpartum depression, anxiety, and rage; I also engage in two perinatal consulting groups to stay up to date on current trends, research, and treatment interventions. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Mental Health Counselors Association. My favorite title is Mama, and spending time with my son and our family is my greatest joy! When I’m not working, you’ll find me in my kitchen, baking or cooking; traveling to see family, and spending time outdoors as much as possible.RESOURCES: Book Mentioned in Episode: “This Isn’t What I Expected” by Karen KleimanHotline mentioned in Episode: National Maternal Mental Health Hotline (non-crisis; support, education, and resources in real time with perinatal-trained providers)1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262) Call or text 24/7, 365 days per year to reach perinatal specialists for information, support, and resourcesAdditional resources found hereSupport the Show.
TW - Healing & Recovery: Finding the way back to love, living life sober, and being vulnerable.
Jul 13 2021
TW - Healing & Recovery: Finding the way back to love, living life sober, and being vulnerable.
Lisa Kroencke joined the staff as Executive Director of The Magdalen House in 2016.  She began volunteering at the house in 2007 and accepted a Board of Director’s position in 2009.  In 2010, she was named Board Chair, bringing more than 20 years of fundraising, communications, and board development experience to the position. Lisa has served as a volunteer and board member to more than a dozen non-profit organizations including Dallas CASA, Children’s Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary, Nexus Recovery Center Auxiliary Board, and Dallas C.A.R.E.  She has been in recovery since June of 2007 and has a passion for advocacy for women and destigmatizing the disease of alcoholism.In this episode Lisa walks us through how she found her way back to  her husband after they both went on their recovery journey, how she found community and purpose through The Magdalen House, and the importance of education surrounding Alcoholism. This is an episode for those seeking hope. There's always a light at the end and remember you're not alone.  If you'd like to know more about The Magdalen House please go to their website: https://magdalenhouse.org or click here to make a donation. If you or someone you know is suffering from alcoholism there are also government and program websites for further resources and information on helping someone with an alcohol addiction. Explore them to learn more about the addiction and experience:Al-AnonAlcoholics AnonymousSAMHSANational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismSupport the Show.