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How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression

How To Support A New Mom Who Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression by Amy Stuart  A few years ago, I entered a new season of life. My friends and I left our college years behind us and established ourselves in our respective fields.…

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…
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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.…

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…

Undertrained and Far Too Common: An Alarming Reality

by April Gabriel-Ferretti, MS, MFT For the Postpartum Support International Blog February 20, 2018By now you’ve likely heard the story of Jessica Porten, a new mom from Sacramento, California who was devastated to learn that, after sharing…

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…

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. …

Help new moms

How Can We Support Depressed Moms in Asking for Help? by Lita Simanis November 15, 2017 for the PSI Blog“If I tell someone how I feel, they might take my baby away from me.” “I shouldn’t be feeling like this. I’ve always…

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…

a tiny pain in my heart

A Tiny Pain in My Heart Leah Klass September 26, 2017 for the Postpartum Support International BlogIt started as a tiny pain in my heart, or at least, that’s how I remember it. It was just after Simone was born. That little soft ball…

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…

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…

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,…