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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,…

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?…

Don’t Wait

You don’t have to be in despair to get help by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. for the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Blog October 10, 2016 Emotional distress and stress are on a spectrum, from very mild to very severe. We all run along…

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…

How ECT Helped My Postpartum Bipolar Depression

How ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) Helped My Postpartum Bipolar Depression By Dyane Leshin-Harwood for Postpartum Support International Blog August 2, 2016 Ten years ago if you told me that, in a state of despair, I would beg a stranger…

Self-Compassionate Parenting

Self-Compassionate Parenting by Devi Natarajan for Postpartum Support International Blog July 30, 2016 Parenting is like surfing. Through experience, some learn to do it gracefully without falling off too often. As a parent I have had numerous…

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…

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…

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…

New Dads and the “Fatherhood Generation Gap”

New Dads and the “Fatherhood Generation Gap” by Daniel Singley, PhD Postpartum Support International Blog June 18, 2016 In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to highlight an aspect of the transition to new fatherhood which tends not to…

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…

Bad Mother – A PSI Blog Post

Bad Mother by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PSI Blog April 23, 2016 I cannot begin to count the number of times I’ve heard someone say, “I’m a bad mother”.Raise your hand if you’ve said that to yourself. Raise your hand if any of…

Motherhood is Me

Motherhood is Me By Andrea Bates Postpartum Support International Blog March 19, 2016 Note: My daughter is now nine years old. This was written when she was younger and I thought I'd lose it if she called Mommy loudly one more time. I survived.…

A story of my experience

A story of my experience By Kira Bartlett Postpartum Support International Blog March 8, 2016 I felt beautiful during my pregnancy. Labor seemed like it would be just another part of the lovely experience. "I'm an educated woman. I've taken…