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Climb Out of the Darkness 2017

COTD Announcement Welcome to Climb Out of the Darkness 2017 PSI is excited to launch Climb Out of the Darkness 2017 and honored to continue this wonderful event.  We have collaborated with many to plan and host a Climb that is built…

We are with you

Motherhood does not care if a woman is Muslim or Christian, black or white, Republican or Democrat, gay or straight, rich or poor. Motherhood is a state of being that transcends all labels and creates a bond among women. Postpartum…

Dark Side of the Full Moon

Movie about maternal mental health: Dark Side of the Full Moon Blog post by Lisa Edwards October 16, 2016 for Postpartum Support International Do you remember getting that wonderful glucose test for gestational diabetes when you were pregnant?…

Mom in Motion

Mom in Motion by Kat Kaeni September 20, 2016 for the Postpartum Support International blog I don’t know what kind of mother I am. I don’t fit a mold. I don’t fit an idea. I don’t fit a book, article, or status. The definitions of…

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy A Guest Post by Dr. Anna Glezer for Postpartum Support International Blog August 12, 2016A woman can eat whatever she wants during pregnancy… right? That’s the expectation, anyway. But we often neglect…

Your Diagnosis Isn’t Less than Anyone Else’s

Your Diagnosis Isn't Less than Anyone Else's By Andrea Bates For Postpartum Support International BlogJuly 22, 2016 Listen, friends, my early motherhood months were no picnic. I was already on medication, though, thanks to my own experience…

Review of Gerdes Novel
Back in Six Weeks

Review of Sharon Gerdes’s Novel Back in Six Weeks By Toki Castro-Tover for Postpartum Support International Blog July 19, 2016 The worry of a mother is a powerful thing. As is the mind. What stressors can do to your “mommy brain”…

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder By Dyane Leshin-Harwood July 13, 2016 for the Postpartum Support International Blog Bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis have recently made…

You Gotta Laugh

You Gotta Laugh by Lauren Safran for Postpartum Support International Blog July 11, 2016On June 15th 2014, the New York Times featured a cover story on “New Findings on Timing and Range of Maternal Mental Illness.” As a coordinator…

PSI Response to Tragedy

*trigger alert*   For tragedy. If you need support, call us at 800-944-4773. In an emergency, call 800-973-TALK. Response to Tragedy in Which Memphis Mom is Charged with Murder After Stabbing Four Children July 7th, 2016 As details emerge…

plea

a poem by Suzanne Swanson for Postpartum Support International blog July 8, 2016  plea something               wrongthatbabydid not         glide into lovedid     notbring…

What PPD Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work

What Postpartum Depression Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work by Meghan K. Riley Postpartum Support International Blog June 29, 2016I cannot remember my first son’s birth. I remember how dry my throat was during…

PTSD: Like a Toddler’s Angry Temper Tantrum

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month **Trigger Alert PTSD: Like a Toddler’s Angry Temper Tantrum by Geraldine Donaher Postpartum Support International Blog June 26, 2016After I gave birth to a stillborn son,…

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave By Cheryl Zauderer Postpartum Support International Blog June 15, 2016 Maternity leave, frequently known as parental leave, or family leave, is defined as the time a new mother or father takes off from work after the birth…

PSI Receives Grant From Walton Family Foundation

Postpartum Support International Receives Grant from Walton Family Foundation First World Maternal Mental Health Day to be Held on May 4, 2016 Denver, CO. Apr 28, 2016 – As many as one in seven women will experience postpartum depression.…