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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……

Heartache and Healing

Heartache and Healing for the PSI Blog June 6, 2017 by Robin Muskal, Ph.D. Heartache can come to mothers in many different forms. It can be the loss of a pregnancy, a difficult diagnosis of a child, disappointment in a spouse, a traumatic childbirth experience, or many other reasons. From my work with postpartum parents over…

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Pact for the Cure PPD-ACT

by Carly Snyder, MD PPD ACT™ , the largest research study on PPD and other perinatal mood disorders, aims to understand why some women get postpartum depression (PPD) and others do not. If you stand in a room filled with 100 mothers, at least 14 of them likely suffered from postpartum depression. That’s 1 in 7….

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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International Father’s Mental Health Day

While considerable media and popular attention is devoted to maternal mental health issues, there has been less focus on the experiences of dads. International Fathers’ Mental Health Day (IFMHD) is an annual global event first launched in 2016 which gives voice to issues unique to men as they transition to fatherhood—their strengths, difficulties, and needs….

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Pact for the Cure

Pact for the Cure — PPD ACT by Carly Snyder, MD for PSI Blog May 8, 2017 PPD ACT™ , the largest research study on PPD and other perinatal mood disorders, aims to understand why some women get postpartum depression (PPD) and others do not. If you stand in a room filled with 100 mothers, at least…

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…

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