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What Pediatricians Need To Know About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is the most common and serious postpartum condition, affecting 10% to 20% of mothers within the first year of childbirth.  Studies have found that up to 50% of women with PPD go undiagnosed. (Earls, MF and the Committee…

Birth Trauma

by Emma Quick It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since we were anxiously awaiting our daughter’s arrival. Our second baby, but we had a different birth plan this time due to breech presentation.  My son had been born…

EMDR Therapy

EMDR & Perinatal Mental Health Written by Shannon Kane, MSW, RSW “Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.” -Peter LevineEye Movement Desensitization…

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…

“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.…

Dads mental health

by Mark Williams for the PSI Blog June 17, 2018 I was one of those people who was completely uneducated about depression until it came knocking at my door in 2004. It wasn't until my wonderful wife, Michelle, went through an emergency C-section…

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…

Featured PSI Member: Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter

Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter is a maternal child and pediatric clinical social worker for university-affiliated teaching hospital Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Colton, California. Currently teaching at California State University San…

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…

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…

A Therapist’s Tool We Can All Use

A Therapist’s Tool We Can All Use by Lisa Edwards for the PSI Blog February 27, 2018My children wake up early. Very early. The only time we ever use an alarm clock is if we are traveling and have to get up for a flight. Needless to…

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…

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 ChangeMy OCD. My mental illness. My disorder. My greatest enemy. …