postpartum depression mother's day rallyOne of the most exciting things I get to do all year here at Postpartum Progress is work on the Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health. If you don’t know what it is, the rally is our annual event on Mother’s Day that brings attention to postpartum depression. We highlight 24 women, most of whom have suffered PPD (and related illnesses), women who are authors and bloggers with wide influence who will share their stories and their wisdom for 24 hours straight, starting at 12:01am on Mother’s Day.

I’m very please to announce the list of participants in our 4th Annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health. I’m so proud and excited to have each of these women here with us on May 13th. Please mark your calendars and get ready to read some beautiful, inspiring, funny, heartbreaking, hopeful and honest things about new motherhood and postpartum depression.

4th Annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health Roster

1. Fadra Nally, All Things Fadra & Charitable Influence (among others), @allthingsfadra
2. Dawn Greene, Break of Dawn, @mississippiDawn
3. Ilina Ewen, Dirt & Noise, @ilinaewen
4. Alexandra Rosas, Good Day Regular People, @gdrpempress
5. Jennifer, Bipolar Mom Life
6. Kathleen Schmidt, KMSPR, @bookgirl96
7. Jenni Chiu, Mommy Nani Booboo, @mommynanibooboo
8. Jill Williams Krause, Baby Rabies, @babyrabies
9. Jenna Hatfield, Stop, Drop & Blog and BlogHer, @firemom
10. Erin Margolin, Erin Margolin, @erinmargolin
11. Stephanie Precourt, Adventures in Babywearing, @babysteph
12. Victoria Costello, Huffington Post, @vcpsych
13. Katie Sluiter, Sluiter Nation, @ksluiter
14. Joey Fortman, Real Mom Media, @joeyfortman
15. Jonna Rubin, Jonniker, @jonniker
16. Robin Farr, Farewell Stranger, @farewellstrangr
17. Lauren Hale, My Postpartum Voice, @unxpctdblessing
18. Miranda Wicker, Not Super Just Mom, @notsuperjustmom
19. Mary McCarthy, Pajamas and Coffee, @marymac
20. Jenna Farelyn, Made More Beautiful, @frelle
21. Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress and Babble, @postpartumprogr
22. TBD
23. TBD
24. TBD
Did I miss anybody? Probably, because this is a monumental task to manage. But SO WORTH IT! Every year the Rally helps break down the stigma even further and help the public see that mothers with postpartum depression are, first and foremost, just mothers. Every day people.
See you on the 13th!