Cleft Lip Baby

Cleft Lip Baby by Mary Kemling These days my brain is often fried, overstimulated, sometimes underwhelmed, overworked, and unsupported for the tasks I ask it to do every day. But I think they have keyed the term #thisismotherhood for that.…

Exercise was my recovery

Exercise was my recovery by Mary P. Trontz"Down Came the Rain" as Brooke Shields so perfectly titled her book about postpartum depression. After my son was born, I struggled with postpartum depression. I cried every day for…

Conversations that Count: Ask A Dad about His Journey

Conversations that Count: Ask A Dad about His Journey By Daniel Singley With International Fathers’ Mental Health Day right around the corner, I wanted to take a brief look at some of the ways that my colleagues and I have been working to…

Words on Father’s Mental Health from PSI founder, Jane I. Honikman

In Honor of Fathers By Jane I. Honikman, M.S. Founder of Postpartum Support International We honor men who are fathers each June with expressions of appreciation and love. It is a centuries old global tradition.  Father’s Day is about…

Letter from Co-founder of International Father’s Mental Health Day, Dr. Andrew Mayers

International Fathers Mental Health Day 2019A blog by Dr Andrew MayersAs we mark another International Fathers Mental Health Day, it’s a good time to reflect on what we have achieved since June 2018 but also reinforce what still…

Featured PSI Member: Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD

Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San FranciscoTell us a little about yourself outside of your work. Since…

Postpartum Psychosis: I Didn’t Know Motherhood Could Have A Dark Side, Until I Saw Demons Threatening To Kill My Baby

Postpartum Psychosis: I Didn’t Know Motherhood Could Have A Dark Side, Until I Saw Demons Threatening To Kill My Baby Olivia Siegl  It makes my blood run cold that I went into motherhood unaware of what could happen to my mind after…

“It wasn’t till I tentatively Googled ‘Why do I think about hurting my baby’ that I found that I was far from alone.”

"It wasn’t till I tentatively Googled ‘Why do I think about hurting my baby’ that I found that I was far from alone." Susannah Birch  Giving birth to my first daughter was the most empowering thing I’ve ever done, and afterwards…

MOM CONGRESS 2019

MOM CONGRESS 2019 Jessica Thomas, PSI Support Coordinator for Eastern NC  No matter your view of life I believe we can all come to the consensus that “mommin’ ain’t easy”.  I have been pregnant and or nursing for the past…

“If This Is So Common, Why Haven’t I Ever Heard of It?”

“If This Is So Common, Why Haven’t I Ever Heard of It?” Jenny Schermerhorn“I think you might have Postpartum Depression” was something a close friend said to me at my first child’s 1-year-old birthday party.  I remember thinking…

Perinatal OCD Part II

Perinatal OCD Part II Catherine BenfieldWe’re at a point now where parents are beginning to talk openly about the impact of becoming parents on their mental health. Postnatal depression is often in the media, an awareness of postpartum…
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Featured PSI Member: Elizabeth Gillette, MSW, LCSW

Elizabeth Gillette, MSW, LCSW Heirloom Counseling PSI Volunteer: Coordinator (North Carolina Mountains Region / Asheville area) Certificate from PSI in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of CareTell us a little about…

Understanding Perinatal OCD Part I

Understanding Perinatal OCD Part I Catherine BenfieldIn order to recognize Perinatal OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), it’s important to understand the way OCD works and that can sometimes be easier said than done. When people ask…

PSI Focuses on Raising Awareness of Maternal Mental Health

Events Include Maternal Mental Health Day, PSI 32nd Annual Conference and  Climb out of the Darkness PORTLAND, OR. --- Postpartum Support International (PSI), the leading organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood…
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For Partners: How to Show Up Well in the Postpartum Period

For Partners: How to Show Up Well in the Postpartum Period Elizabeth GilletteLet’s be real: the postpartum time is incredibly exciting for many families and it’s also a time when partners can feel frazzled, disoriented, and overwhelmed.…