Ep. 16: Advice for New Dads with Scott Bragg

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In honor of Father’s Day and International Fathers’ Mental Health Day (June 22), this week’s guest is Scott Bragg of Scott Bragg Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a mission to help fathers navigate through mental health challenges. He has two boys (3 and 5). We chatted about ways that dads can prepare for fatherhood and Scott’s advice for new dads.

Show Mentions

  • Postpartum Support International:  The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. 
  • First Time Dads Podcast: Two first time dads – Daily Mirror journalists Richard Innes and Steve Myall – discuss the joys, challenges, and general lunacy of raising your first child and supporting a first-time mum… and ask some famous faces and qualified experts for advice along the way.
  • The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression” by Karen Klein: The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.  
  • Postpartum Stress Center: Their objective is to provide support and treatment for the pregnant or postpartum woman and her family as well as guidance for her treating physician or therapist.
  • Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads” by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden: An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad.
  • Padre Cadre: Padre Cadre is designed to help dads out by responding to two of the most common issues that fathers face: a lack of information specifically for dads and the tendency for new dads’ worlds to shrink down to just work and family.
  • Bringing Baby Home: Their mission is to tip the scales in favor of positive outcomes for parents and babies alike.