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Welcome to the Mom & Mind Podcast!

This podcast focuses on the Maternal Mental Health struggles related to becoming pregnant, being pregnant, birth and early parenthood. We talk about all of the stuff that you wish someone would have told you BEFORE you tried to be pregnant or have a baby. Postpartum depression is only part of the story.

The goal of this podcast to put all of this info out in the open. There’s no need to hide these very human experiences…so many people deal with these struggles. So, the podcast provides real life stories of moms, dads and family AND we will talk with experts, leaders and advocates in the field of maternal mental health and maternal health. You deserve to be informed!!!!

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Nov 21, 2016

Jessica  A. Walker B.S, RADT

Jessica shares some of her personal story of working through postpartum depression. We talk about some of the stressors that Black, African-American and women of color face during motherhood. Our conversation is a small part of the necessary conversations around how race, ethnicity and culture impact motherhood. 

Jessica is a Joyologist, Reseracher & Your New Media Producer works as the president of JAW Research Institute, an online business education institute and social advocacy media enterprise.

Jessica is a standing contributor to California Task Force on the Status of maternal mental health with 2020 Mom, Speaker for stop stigma Sacramento a multimedia projects which aims to reduce stigma and discrimination that face individuals living with mental illness, NAMI California peer support workshop facilitator, Media start youth educator for national inst., Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development volunteer, bridge network helping incarcerated teen mothers, and works along side physician and psychologist to increase cultural competence in service delivery to mothers &  ethnic groups.

When SHE ISN'T IN HER CLOSET HIDING OUT eating cookies and drinking milk. You can catch her using social media as a tool to spread awareness, educate the world, teach people how to use happiness in a professional and  personal context to  make a positive impact in the lives of others, show up in the world and make it happen every day. As a mother of 6, wife, dancer, sister and daughter, daily she suffers from lack of sleep and dehydration among other things but she wouldn't have it any other way.

Author of the forth coming book & Online course Happily Depressed - The Work  set to be released in 2017

Her mission statement is Wellness in life & in business. Jessica A. Walker (JAW)

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