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We Need to Talk About Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

by Dyane Harwood for the PSI Blog January 30 2018 This blog originally appeared in Self Magazine on July 25, 2017. My manic symptoms were mistaken for a mother’s joy—I needed help. Within 24 hours of giving birth to my daughter Marilla in 2007, I was hypomanic, a mood state that literally means “less than…

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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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Postpartum Anxiety Meditation

Postpartum Meditation to Decrease Anxiety By Robin Muskal May 15, 2017 for the PSI Blog Here is a guided meditation that will help you decrease your feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.  This meditation is not a substitute for medical intervention. It can be used as a support in conjunction with any outside help you may be…

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World MMH Day

It’s World Maternal Mental Health Day by Andrea Bates for the PSI Blog May 3, 2017 Can you imagine it? Voices all over the world coming together to support women who are struggling. To help raise awareness across the globe for women everywhere who are grappling with maternal mental health. Women like you. The expectant…

Every Single Person — Thoughts for Maternal Mental Health Day

Every Single Person — Thoughts for Maternal Mental Health Awareness by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PSI Blog  – May 1, 2017 Here’s a little thought experiment…. Think for a moment about a woman you really care about. It can be your mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt—anyone. Got her in your mind? Now imagine that she isn’t feeling…

Climb Out of the Darkness 2017

COTD Announcement Welcome to Climb Out of the Darkness 2017 PSI is excited to launch Climb Out of the Darkness 2017 and honored to continue this wonderful event.  We have collaborated with many to plan and host a Climb that is built on the great work done by Postpartum Progress and Climb Leaders through the…

Important PSI News about the Safety Net for all families

PSI is here to support the families of Postpartum Progress March 7, 2017 All of us at Postpartum Support International (PSI) want to say how sorry we are about what has taken place in recent days at Postpartum Progress. To all of you who have so much to offer to women and men who suffer…

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Dark Side of the Full Moon

Movie about maternal mental health: Dark Side of the Full Moon Blog post by Lisa Edwards October 16, 2016 for Postpartum Support International Do you remember getting that wonderful glucose test for gestational diabetes when you were pregnant? Or perhaps you were one of the lucky ones (like me) who even got the follow-up test,…

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2016 Conference Handouts

ORDER Conference Recordings HERE   Click on Presentation titles below to view or download PDF handouts. PDFs of the powerpoint presentations are available online here. You can download and print from this page. If your computer will not show you the links, write to wdavis@postpartum.net and we will send you a dropbox link. PSI Main Conference Agenda 2016…

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PSI Receives Grant From Walton Family Foundation

Postpartum Support International Receives Grant from Walton Family Foundation First World Maternal Mental Health Day to be Held on May 4, 2016 Denver, CO. Apr 28, 2016 – As many as one in seven women will experience postpartum depression. In many cases, this illness goes undiagnosed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to…

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