CNN Takes A Look At Postpartum Depression

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So CNN came to my house a while back. They wanted to do a segment on postpartum depression. Afterwards I didn’t hear anything, so I just moved on. Then last night Amber Koter-Puline of Beyond Postpartum sent me a link to this:

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I have to say I’m thrilled. I’m thrilled they took so much time and care with it, and didn’t try to sensationalize the topic of postpartum depression as the media so often does.

Many thanks to Joyce Joseph at CNN for putting this together. I hope lots of you watch it and click the thumbs up over on YouTube. I want the media to know how important it is to tell positive stories about postpartum depression. Stories that show that it’s common. That all kinds of moms get PPD. That we get better with treatment.

I also hope you’ll take the time to share it with women who may need help or organizations that might find it useful. This is SO important. I’m hoping moms see it so they’ll know they can get help, and so they’ll know Postpartum Progress exists as a resource for them, and in turn get linked to all of the other resources out there.

 

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About 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.

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  1. Amazing. You always manage to speak so eloquently about this beast that so many of us have had to fight. Thank you for taking the time to put it all out there, and be the voice for the many of us who have suffered the stigma that comes with this illness. You. Are. Hope!

  2. oh, bless you Katherine. This is wonderful.

  3. This is wonderful! I’m so glad they took such care with the subject matter. And a nearly five-minute segment! That’s an eternity. Way to go, Katherine, fearless leader of warrior moms!

  4. I LOVE this interview. You give so much hope and truth! Thank you!!

  5. Cristina Miller says:

    Excellent excellent excellent! Love that this is out there. ps- Your home is simply gorgeous! Part of my depression, yet another scary symptom, is my inability to put a lovely home together. =( Just perpetuates my depression…that my son and husband deserve more. I have disorganized thinking..and with the holidays fast approaching, long for a warm and inviting decorated home for all the “firsts” for our sweet boy. I keep fighting tho…one day at a time…and pray that by Halloween I can muster up the energy and clarity to make it ‘fun’! Thank you, Katherine…keep up the great work. I find you incredibly inspiring. xo

  6. Katherine, you are awesome. I wish I could meet you in real life. What’s up with your kitchen, though? Far too clean to be real… =P

  7. Courtenay says:

    So honest and inspiring for all of us warrior moms!

  8. Aileen Gimlin says:

    Well done! As one who has struggled with lifelong chronic depression..even after medical treatment…it took me a few years to get used to the “new” me.

  9. A.MA.ZING. Thank you Katherine. How fabulous you, your work, and all of the moms who have been there and done that are… Three big fat cheers.

  10. Thank you thank you thank you. I am still facing the trauma and it can be very overwhelming when people don’t “get it”. You are an amazing woman, and I am thankful to know you.