You Are Never Alone

You Are Never Alone

When I first became depressed and anxious after my oldest daughter was born four years ago, I kept it bottled up inside – but its devastating effects on me were all too visible anyway. I wasn’t eating, couldn’t sleep, was mute and crying at the...
Warrior Mom Conference Re-cap

Warrior Mom Conference Re-cap

This past weekend, over 100 Warrior Moms from around the world gathered in Boston for the first ever patient-centered conference on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. To call it a success would be a massive understatement. We didn’t want it to end. Postpartum...
Perinatal Mental Health Hero

Perinatal Mental Health Hero

I recently was introduced to a Labor & Delivery nurse who is making a huge impact on the state of perinatal mental health care pathways. I could feel the passion come through in her voice as we spoke a few weeks ago on the phone for nearly two hours about what she...
Triggers and How They Affect Recovery

Triggers and How They Affect Recovery

Knowing is half the battle. I found this to ring true in my experience with managing my mental illness during my pregnancies and postpartum. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 in 2006. It took over a year for me to find the right psychiatrist, the right combination...
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