Tiffany Jenkins has a way of making mental health struggles both relatable and hilarious.

If you aren't yet familiar with Tiffany Jenkins, you'll want to be. The viral video sensation and refreshingly real mother of three behind Juggling the Jenkins has a new video that anyone who struggles with multiple mental health issues, or knows someone with mental health issues (which is all of us), can relate to.

The video, titled "IF MY BRAIN HAD A MORNING MEETING . . .", starts with Jenkins clad in glasses, holding a clipboard, wearing a t-shirt labeled "BRAIN."


"Good morning, everybody," says Brain. "Thank you for being here." Then she looks around for a moment and says, "Where is Motivation?"

The camera then switches to Anxiety, who says, "Motivation's never here," followed by a camera switch to Forgetfulness who scoffs, "Even I get to the meetings in the morning, and I'm Forgetfulness."

And so begins a conversation between Jenkins' various mental health struggles, which includes other characters such as Depression, Addiction, Socially Awkward, and "Procrast—" (Procrastination, who arrives to the meeting late and hasn't finished writing out its name—GENIUS.)

"So..." says Brain, after describing Jenkins' busy day ahead. "How can we f*ck this up?"

The various personas of mental illnesses and tendencies working together to sabotage Jenkins' day make this video feel all too real. After asking how they're going to f*ck up Tiffany's day, Procrastination tells Brain that she's "already on it."

"Last night, she wanted to lay out the kids' clothes so she was, like, ready in the morning or whatever," says Procrastination, "and I convinced her to watch 'The Walking Dead' instead."

Anxiety freaks out when she finds out that beloved Walking Dead character Glenn died in the show. But Brain reminds Anxiety that she wasn't there the night they watched that episode, Depression was. And she "did a great job," says Brain. "She didn't get out of bed for two days after Glenn died."

Anxiety brings it back to ruining Jenkins' day with, "I can...um...I can remind her of all of the crap that she has to do." Brain nods and says, "Same as always—'You gotta do this, you gotta do that,' but say it in a really panicked voice so she gets really overwhelmed. Good, Anxiety."

Then Depression, with her disheveled ponytail and black eyeliner, drones, "I'll come in and drain her desire to do it."

"Yes, Depression. Good idea," says Brain. "This is good. I like how we're working as a team, guys."

For people who battle their own thoughts every day, it can often feel like their brain is conspiring against them.

I won't give away the whole thing (you can watch it below), but the video is clearly resonating with people. It's garnered more than 3.5 million views and 90,000 shares on Facebook in less than 24 hours. Commenters say it's like Jenkins is looking into their heads and eavesdropping on their internal dialogue. One commenter wrote "This is the sequel to 'Inside Out' I always wanted to see."

Jenkins has gained popularity both through her humor and her honesty about her journey with drug addiction. She has a knack for tapping into the reality of mental illness and helping both those who struggle and those who don't understand it a bit better.

Check it out:

IF MY BRAIN HELD A MORNING MEETING.....

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Leah Menzies had no idea her deceased mother was her boyfriend's kindergarten teacher.

When you start dating the love of your life, you want to share it with the people closest to you. Sadly, 18-year-old Leah Menzies couldn't do that. Her mother died when she was 7, so she would never have the chance to meet the young woman's boyfriend, Thomas McLeodd. But by a twist of fate, it turns out Thomas had already met Leah's mom when he was just 3 years old. Leah's mom was Thomas' kindergarten teacher.

The couple, who have been dating for seven months, made this realization during a visit to McCleodd's house. When Menzies went to meet his family for the first time, his mom (in true mom fashion) insisted on showing her a picture of him making a goofy face. When they brought out the picture, McLeodd recognized the face of his teacher as that of his girlfriend's mother.

Menzies posted about the realization moment on TikTok. "Me thinking my mum (who died when I was 7) will never meet my future boyfriend," she wrote on the video. The video shows her and McLeodd together, then flashes to the kindergarten class picture.

“He opens this album and then suddenly, he’s like, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God — over and over again,” Menzies told TODAY. “I couldn’t figure out why he was being so dramatic.”

Obviously, Menzies is taking great comfort in knowing that even though her mother is no longer here, they can still maintain a connection. I know how important it was for me to have my mom accept my partner, and there would definitely be something missing if she wasn't here to share in my joy. It's also really incredible to know that Menzies' mother had a hand in making McLeodd the person he is today, even if it was only a small part.

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Found out through this photo in his photo album. A moment straight out of a movie 🥲

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“It’s incredible that that she knew him," Menzies said. "What gets me is that she was standing with my future boyfriend and she had no idea.”

Since he was only 3, McLeodd has no actual memory of Menzies' mother. But his own mother remembers her as “kind and really gentle.”

The TikTok has understandably gone viral and the comments are so sweet and positive.

"No the chills I got omggg."

"This is the cutest thing I have watched."

"It’s as if she remembered some significance about him and sent him to you. Love fate 😍✨"

In the caption of the video, she said that discovering the connection between her boyfriend and her mom was "straight out of a movie." And if you're into romantic comedies, you're definitely nodding along right now.

Menzies and McLeodd made a follow-up TikTok to address everyone's positive response to their initial video and it's just as sweet. The young couple sits together and addresses some of the questions they noticed pop up. People were confused that they kept saying McLeodd was in kindergarten but only 3 years old when he was in Menzies' mother's class. The couple is Australian and Menzies explained that it's the equivalent of American preschool.

They also clarified that although they went to high school together and kind of knew of the other's existence, they didn't really get to know each other until they started dating seven months ago. So no, they truly had no idea that her mother was his teacher. Menzies revealed that she "didn't actually know that my mum taught at kindergarten."

"I just knew she was a teacher," she explained.

She made him act out his reaction to seeing the photo, saying he was "speechless," and when she looked at the photo she started crying. McLeodd recognized her mother because of the pictures Menzies keeps in her room. Cue the "awws," because this is so cute, I'm kvelling.

A simple solution for all ages, really.

School should feel like a safe space. But after the tragic news of yet another mass shooting, many children are scared to death. As a parent or a teacher, it can be an arduous task helping young minds to unpack such unthinkable monstrosities. Especially when, in all honesty, the adults are also terrified.

Katelyn Campbell, a clinical psychologist in South Carolina, worked with elementary school children in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting. She recently shared a simple idea that helped then, in hopes that it might help now.

The psychologist tweeted, “We had our kids draw pictures of scenery that made them feel calm—we then hung them up around the school—to make the ‘other kids who were scared’ have something calm to look at.”



“Kids, like adults, want to feel helpful when they feel helpless,” she continued, saying that drawing gave them something useful to do.

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Mozart was known for his musical talent at a young age, playing the harpsichord at age 4 and writing original compositions at age 5. So perhaps it's fitting that a video of 5-year-old piano prodigy Alberto Cartuccia Cingolani playing Mozart has gone viral as people marvel at his musical abilities.

Alberto's legs can't even reach the pedals, but that doesn't stop his little hands from flying expertly over the keys as incredible music pours out of the piano at the 10th International Musical Competition "Città di Penne" in Italy. Even if you've seen young musicians play impressively, it's hard not to have your jaw drop at this one. Sometimes a kid comes along who just clearly has a gift.

Of course, that gift has been helped along by two professional musician parents. But no amount of teaching can create an ability like this.

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