The BBC aired a program last night on BBC Newsnight on postpartum psychosis, featuring two mothers who had it and one father who lost his wife and child to the illness. This is such an important topic. All too often tragedies happen because people just aren’t aware of the symptoms of postpartum psychosis and that it is a very serious illness requiring immediate treatment. So many thanks to the BBC for bringing more light to postpartum psychosis, and also to Action on Postpartum Psychosis, a UK nonprofit working to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer support to women who have had it around the world.
BBC Focuses on Postpartum Psychosis
Katherine Stone is the creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.