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We Need to Talk About Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

by Dyane Harwood for the PSI Blog January 30 2018This blog originally appeared in Self Magazine on July 25, 2017.My manic symptoms were mistaken for a mother's joy—I needed help.Within 24 hours of giving birth to my daughter…

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…

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. …

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…

Soul Level Crisis

Soul Level Crisis By Katayune Kaeni October 13, 2017 for the Postpartum Support International BlogGoing through a perinatal mood disorder is like having a soul level crisis. It was for me anyways. Here’s what I mean….After my…

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…

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…

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…

Overcoming Maternal Depression

Overcoming Maternal Depression - One Woman’s Story by Martha Escudero for the Postpartum Support International Blog August 20, 2017This piece appeared previously on the Center for Health Journalism blogIt was during my second…
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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…

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…

Every Single Person — Thoughts for Maternal Mental Health Day

Every Single Person -- Thoughts for Maternal Mental Health Awareness by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PSI Blog  - May 1, 2017 Here’s a little thought experiment…. Think for a moment about a woman you really care about. It can be your mother,…

Postpartum Anxiety – Holistic Healing

Postpartum Anxiety - Holistic Healing By Pam Marmon PSI Blog - April 26, 2017 The overwhelming smell of antiseptics choked the air as I waited for the doctor’s results in the emergency room. As nurses buzzed past my door, I found myself…