UTMC Psychiatrist Explores Mental Health Struggles of Motherhood

March 17, 2023 | News, UToday, Alumni, UTMC
By Christine Billau

For many women, the first year of motherhood is dark and complex.

Beyond the baby stages, navigating toddler temper tantrums and teenage attitudes can lead to stress, anxiety, confusion and burnout.

In the latest episode of Prescribed Listening that drops Friday, March 17, Dr. Victoria Kelly talks about postpartum depression, the power of redirection, self-care and a healthy way to look at happiness.

In part two of the conversation on women’s mental health with the UTMC psychiatrist, Kelly also offers tips on how to avoid falling into the trap of perfectionism and mommy guilt, while leaning into peace, contentment and acceptance.

“Parenting is not a competitive sport,” Kelly said. “They don’t have medals in the Olympics for it. You don’t need to compare yourself to others.”

To listen to part one of the Prescribed Listening conversation with Kelly or to review the podcast’s entire library of episodes, go to the UTMC Prescribed Listening website.

New episodes of Prescribed Listening will be released through spring semester.

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