Stories

Brave Moms I’m Proud to Know

Being a mom isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. But what if you lost touch with reality and were put on a mental ward shortly after childbirth? For roughly one in a thousand moms, a time that is supposed to be joyful turns into a nightmare. The technical term for moms who lose touch […] Read more…

My Christmas Angel

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy. But for a mother’s who’s lost a baby, Christmas with an empty crib can be an overwhelmingly sad time. It’s been thirty years, but I still get teary-eyed when I think of my little angel. Our third son, Joshua, was born with are rare congenital […] Read more…

Celebrities Who Share Their Postpartum Struggles

Hats off to Hayden Panettiere for going public about her struggle with postpartum depression. I’m glad she had the courage to get help and the bravery to share her experience with the world. But I’d like to give special thanks to two celebrities who have gone the extra mile to support women and postpartum mental health causes. […] Read more…

Live Postpartum Psychosis Support Group

  There are lots of support groups around the world for women with postpartum depression and anxiety. You can find a support group in your area on the website of Postpartum Support International. But women who have experienced a postpartum psychosis (PPP) may go through their entire life and never meet another woman who has […] Read more…

Brave Women Share Their PPD Story

A recent media article highlighted celebrities who have gone public about their experience with postpartum depression (PPD) by sharing their PPD Story. The list includes: Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, Amanda Peet, Kendra Wilkinson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Carnie Wilson, and Lisa Rinna. I chose to fictionalize my story, but there’s a lot of truth in “Back […] Read more…