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Anxiety: My Manifestation

Anxiety: My Manifestation By M. J. Golias January 5, 2018 For Postpartum Support International Blog “I’m afraid. What if the power goes out and the A/C stops working?” I said to the older woman in the hair salon as I patted my freshly blown-out hair with my left hand while my right stroked my eight…

Dear Depression — A PSI Blog Post

Dear Depression By Jennifer Smith for the Postpartum Support International Blog December 11, 2017 “Dear Depression” appeared first in Jennifer’s blog, heretobehuman.com Dear depression: Thank you. I love you. Please forgive me. You came and visited me today and I cannot thank you enough for stopping by. You taught me an invaluable life changing lesson that…

How I Overcame Postpartum Depression

A Therapist’s Story (Part III): How I Overcame Postpartum Depression By Thai-An Truong November 30, 2017 for the Postpartum Support International Blog Despite being pretty pessimistic and hopeless that anything could help me, I started to force myself to try anything because I was desperate to feel like myself again. Whatever I tried, I often…

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Letting Go of My OCD

The One Thing I Needed in Order to Let Go of My OCD by Chelsea Elker November 21, 2017 This blog previously appeared in The Mighty and Chelsea’s blog, Delicate Change My OCD. My mental illness. My disorder. My greatest enemy. My constant companion. How could I let go of the thoughts? They were dangerous, out…

Help new moms

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 Class recordings and handouts available with each registration. View single classes or the whole course — Course available on demand.  10.5 Credit Hours Learn from the experts!  Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Margaret Spinelli, MD Susan D. Stone, MSW, LCSW Vivette Glover, M.A., PhD, D.Sc. Kathleen…

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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