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 founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.