postpartum depression 7It took Google seven years to create Google+, which launched last week to resounding success.

Nike, a cat from Aurora, Colorado, who has been missing for seven years after falling from his family’s balcony, was recently found.

Ronald Cabler’s Lexus, which has been at a body shop in Jacksonville, Florida, for the last seven years, will finally be ready in a few weeks.

David & Victoria Beckham had a baby girl this past weekend, and they named her Harper Seven.

Coincidence? I think not.

All this good news is a very auspicious sign, given that it was seven years ago, on July 13th, that Postpartum Progress was born. This is what we looked like then:

Postpartum Progress

We’ve come a LONG WAY, baby, and I’m happy to share this anniversary with you.

Soooo … in honor of our seven-year anniversary, I will be giving away seven prizes in a random drawing. These will include a copy of the book This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman, a copy of the book Postpartum Depression Demystified by Joyce Venis, a copy of the book Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields and more … winners will be announced on Monday.

To participate, leave a comment below answering the following:

If you are a current or former suffering, how has Postpartum Progress helped you, if at all? Has it impacted any of the following — stigma, shame, willingness to get professional help, knowing where to get help, and/or general awareness and education about these illnesses?

If you are a provider, how has it impacted or supported your ability to help patients? How have you used the site to augment your practice or your work, if at all?

If you are an advocate, how have you used Postpartum Progress in your advocacy work helping other women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders?