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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…

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…

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…

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…

Tough Times in Dadville

Tough Times in Dadville By David Levine MD for the PSI Blog June 15, 2017Comedian Aziz Ansari wrote a book called Modern Romance in 2015. It is all about finding your way in the modern tech world of love. What does that have to do with…

Heartache and Healing

Heartache and Healing for the PSI Blog June 6, 2017 by Robin Muskal, Ph.D.Heartache can come to mothers in many different forms. It can be the loss of a pregnancy, a difficult diagnosis of a child, disappointment in a spouse, a traumatic…

Postpartum Anxiety Meditation

Postpartum Meditation to Decrease Anxiety By Robin Muskal May 15, 2017 for the PSI Blog Here is a guided meditation that will help you decrease your feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.  This meditation is not a substitute for medical intervention.…

International Father’s Mental Health Day

While considerable media and popular attention is devoted to maternal mental health issues, there has been less focus on the experiences of dads.International Fathers’ Mental Health Day (IFMHD) is an annual global event first launched…

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,…