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Self-Compassionate Parenting

Self-Compassionate Parenting by Devi Natarajan for Postpartum Support International Blog July 30, 2016 Parenting is like surfing. Through experience, some learn to do it gracefully without falling off too often. As a parent I have had numerous moments that challenged my balance. There were times when I completely slid off and felt like I was…

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Your Diagnosis Isn’t Less than Anyone Else’s

Your Diagnosis Isn’t Less than Anyone Else’s By Andrea Bates For Postpartum Support International Blog July 22, 2016 Listen, friends, my early motherhood months were no picnic. I was already on medication, though, thanks to my own experience and my doctors’ awareness. They were open and listened to me. They helped me find the support…

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Review of Gerdes Novel
Back in Six Weeks

Review of Sharon Gerdes’s Novel Back in Six Weeks By Toki Castro-Tover for Postpartum Support International Blog July 19, 2016 The worry of a mother is a powerful thing. As is the mind. What stressors can do to your “mommy brain” is beyond anyone’s control, even science for that matter. Sometimes—though rarely—a mother will suffer…

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder By Dyane Leshin-Harwood July 13, 2016 for the Postpartum Support International Blog Bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis have recently made media headlines. Katie Holmes stars as a lovestruck poet with bipolar disorder in the film Touched with Fire. The British hit television show EastEnders featured…

You Gotta Laugh

You Gotta Laugh by Lauren Safran for Postpartum Support International Blog July 11, 2016 On June 15th 2014, the New York Times featured a cover story on “New Findings on Timing and Range of Maternal Mental Illness.” As a coordinator with PSI, my name was given to a producer at Arise Cable News as someone…

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PSI Response to Tragedy

*trigger alert*   For tragedy. If you need support, call us at 800-944-4773. In an emergency, call 800-973-TALK. Response to Tragedy in Which Memphis Mom is Charged with Murder After Stabbing Four Children July 7th, 2016 As details emerge of the tragedy that took place on Friday, July 1, Postpartum Support International encourages law enforcement, policy-makers, mental…

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plea

a poem by Suzanne Swanson for Postpartum Support International blog July 8, 2016   plea something               wrong that baby did not         glide   into love did     not bring    love either   other hands            she thinks can soothe not     her own   her hands     do not yet belong to mother  …

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