Six-Word Memoirs of Postpartum Depression

postpartum depressionWe asked survivors of postpartum depression and anxiety to give us a six-word memoir or story of their experience. Postpartum Progress’ Six Things Six-Word PPD Memoir challenge was inspired by SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project and bestselling book series, where thousands of people continue to write the short story of their lives, many of whom are featured in books.

Here are some our favorite six-word memoirs of postpartum depression and anxiety (give it a second to load – it’s kinda slow):

Warrior Moms of the Week – 9/9/11 Edition

fighting postpartum depressionThank you readers, for all of your nominations.  (Don’t forget – from now on, everyone highlighted on Warrior Moms of the Week is nominated by YOU, the reader.)  Here are your Warrior Moms of the Week!

From Robin at Farewell, Stranger on being ready to declare that she has won the battle against postpartum depression.

From Mama’s Monologues, on how it’s important to focus on your strengths.

From Amy Weisman, writing on Band Back Together, on her suicide attempt and now knowing there is a way out of the dark hole of depression.

From Mommy’s Little Monster Blake, on seeking help for postpartum depression and anxiety.

Kimberly from All Work & No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something on the fact that there’s always hope in tomorrow.

From Amber at Beyond Postpartum on giving yourself time and becoming the mother you want to be.

From Yael Saar, appearing at Motherhood Unadorned, with the Good Mom Anthem.

Strollerthon Supports NC Moms With Postpartum Depression

postpartum depression strollerthonNorth Carolina’s postpartum depression support organization, Postpartum Education and Support (PES), will hold its 2nd annual StrollerThon and 5k on October 1 in Apex, NC.  The event at Crowder Park will support the continued efforts of PES to reach every mother in the Triangle who needs help with perinatal mental illness.  Please join them at the event by registering here, or consider making a donation to support their work here.

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Husbands’ False Beliefs About Postpartum Depression

postpartum depression mythsI was looking for something in my library of postpartum depression books and came upon an interesting excerpt from Karen Kleiman’s book “The Postpartum Husband.” She lists beliefs some husband’s may have about their wives’ postpartum depression that are false. Does (did) your husband or partner have any of these?

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