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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…

“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…
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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.…

Interview with PSI trained PostPartum Specialist Natalie Telyatnikov

A mom, whom I’ve never met personally, created a private Facebook group of local area moms who have or are suffering from PostPartum disorders. Many moms had opened up asking for help on a larger Facebook group, so to keep things more private…
You are not alone

You’re not Alone

You're not Alone by M. J. Golias 19 Nov 2018 “You’re not alone.” I say this to myself often. Knowing this, because I do know it now, eases the harshness of my anxiety. Acknowledging my triggers allows me to connect the dots, anticipate…

Dear Anxiety

Dear Anxiety by Jen Smith 16 Nov 2018 Dear Anxiety:Remember when you would visit me all the time? Now I need to take a special moment to reach out and say thank you. I love you. I want to thank you for checking to make sure that…

Men and Postnatal Mental Illness

Men and Postnatal Mental Illness by Dr Andrew Mayers 14 June 2018 Over the past few years, there has been an increase in awareness about maternal mental illnesses, including postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis, maternal obsessive-compulsive…
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Maternal Mental Health Month, Week, and Day!

World Maternal Mental Health Day Wednesday, May 2, 2018 International Maternal Mental Health Week Monday April 30 – Sunday May 6Helping Mothers, Fathers, and Babies! In many countries, as many as 1 in 5 new mothers experience some…

Freeing Myself

Freeing Myself from My Negative Perceptions in the Postpartum By MJ Golias for the PSI Blog April 6, 2018I don’t “just let go” of anything; I analyze, then analyze some more. Many, including my husband, say that the “why” doesn’t…

Climb 2018

Join Us! Climb Out of the Darkness 2018 The Climb Out of the Darkness 2018 is beginning! This is the sixth year that survivors will share their personal experiences with perinatal mental illness. Some of us have been sharing our stories for…

OCD: Harm Was My Obsession, Not My Reality

by Chelsea Elker for the PSI Blog March 6, 2018 Last month our country was once again reminded of the pain one person's actions can have upon countless innocent lives. The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is not…

Post-School Shooting Self-Care–How to Cope with Spiking Parental Anxiety

by Suma Karandikar for PSI Blog February 16, 2018 From the day you bring children into the world, you would probably agree that one of your greatest responsibilities is to keep them out of harm's way.Almost instinctively, you make sure…

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…

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.comDear depression: Thank you. I love you. Please forgive me.You…

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…