The entertainment media world has exploded this week with news that singer Alanis Morissette struggled with postpartum depression.
Hundreds of thousands of women have PPD at any one time, of course, but whenever there are stories about celebrities with postpartum depression my Twitter stream gets throttled and my Google alerts go through the roof. Everyone wants to talk about famous moms with postpartum depression.
I’m glad she shared her experience with People magazine and other media outlets. It’s frustrating that we can’t get the media to talk about all the women who are suffering, and how few of them are able to get the help they deserve, but I’m glad they are willing to report on Alanis, along with other celebrities with postpartum depression, like Bryce. And Gwyneth. And Kendra. And Lisa. And Amanda. And Angie. And Brooke.
The more women who talk about PPD, the better.