September is Suicide Awareness month so this post will not be all hearts and flowers. Trigger warning: this post deals with that issue intimately. Today, I will open my heart and share something deeply personal not for my own benefit but for the benefit of other people and families struggling and to raise awareness for […]Read More It’s Suicide Awareness Month but we are not helpless.
Today, I’m talking about an issue that does not attract much attention even in the circles which discuss pre-natal and post-natal depression. Honestly, even in the discussion of mental illness, this topic is often left out even if it is an especially common issue. Today, I am approaching drug abuse in pregnancy and in struggles […]Read More Substance Abuse is a Feminist Issue and a Maternal Issue
Recently, Sage Biotech, a company which has an experimental treatment for Postpartum Depression (PPD), posted their team at the ACOG conference in May posing beside their new ad campaign. While there is hope that this new drug may show promise for moms like me suffering from PPD, I am about to tell you why this […]Read More Postpartum Depression is not a Pacifier
Warning: I’m taking a break today to talk about postpartum issues. If you have trouble with body talk, please don’t read this post! Postpartum has been a real “thing”. I have struggled with PPD. I’ve been haunted by my ability to get back to “normal”. I found that the things I needed to hear about a […]Read More See Mom Run
I’ve often compared my ability to parent and have a relationship with my husband to the relationship between passengers in a row on a plane. You can’t help your family if you can’t help yourself or help your partner when they need. Adults have needs. We need to meet them so we can be good […]Read More Maternal Mental Health: A long and lonely road