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How Can We Support Depressed Moms in Asking for Help? by Lita Simanis November 15, 2017 for the PSI Blog “If I tell someone how I feel, they might take my baby away from me.” “I shouldn’t be feeling like this. I’ve always wanted to have a baby.” “My doctor will just give me anti-depressant…

A Therapist’s Story (Part 2): My Battle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

A Therapist’s Story (Part 2): My Battle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety by Thai-An Truong, LPC, LADC for the PSI Blog November 2, 2017 My name is Thai-An. I am a therapist and a mother, and this is part 2 of the ups and downs of my motherhood journey. You can read part 1 about…

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The Journey of Healing from OCD

The Journey of Healing from OCD by Chelsea Elker For the Postpartum Support International Blog October 23, 2017 This post appeared previously on The Mighty and Chelsea’s blog, Delicate Change Healing, such a small word for such a huge accomplishment. Healing starts with a moment. One moment in which you realize that you were able…

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Soul Level Crisis

Soul Level Crisis By Katayune Kaeni October 13, 2017 for the Postpartum Support International Blog Going through a perinatal mood disorder is like having a soul level crisis. It was for me anyways. Here’s what I mean…. After my first child, I became completely anxious, freaked out, and overwhelmed. And it was totally unexpected. (Who…

PMD Expert Webinars

President’s Advisory Council Perinatal Mental Health Webinar Series October 16 – December 13, 2017 Class recordings and handouts available with each registration. View single classes or the whole course — you can join the live interactive webinar, or view at your own convenience.  10.5 Credit Hours Learn from the experts!  Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN…

a tiny pain in my heart

A Tiny Pain in My Heart Leah Klass September 26, 2017 for the Postpartum Support International Blog It started as a tiny pain in my heart, or at least, that’s how I remember it. It was just after Simone was born. That little soft ball of dark hair and the smoothest skin I’d ever felt…

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A Therapist’s Story (Part 1): My Struggle with Infertility

A Therapist’s Story (Part 1): My Struggle with Infertility by Thai-An Truong for the PSI Blog September 14, 2017  I guess therapists are human, too. Darn. My name is Thai-An. I am a therapist and mother, and this is the first part of my story on the ups and downs of my motherhood journey. It…

Support in Stressful Times

At PSI we want you to know that we are very aware that recent events in several states, from hurricanes and tropical storms to forest fires, have caused extra stress for many. For mothers and families struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, these stressors are a particular burden. Now, as always, PSI is here…

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Overcoming Maternal Depression

Overcoming Maternal Depression – One Woman’s Story by Martha Escudero for the Postpartum Support International Blog August 20, 2017 This piece appeared previously on the Center for Health Journalism blog It was during my second pregnancy when the changes really hit me. I had recently moved to the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. This is…

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Tough Times in Dadville

Tough Times in Dadville By David Levine MD for the PSI Blog June 15, 2017 Comedian Aziz Ansari wrote a book called Modern Romance in 2015. It is all about finding your way in the modern tech world of love. What does that have to do with postpartum depression? Well, bear with me a second……

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