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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.…

Creating a Self-Care Plan: Part 2 of a 2 Self-Care series

Creating a Self-Care Plan: Part 2 of a 2 Self-Care series by Maggie Gurman  Having a self-care mentality: How to Think about ItThe way we think about our needs can often get in the way of taking the first step.It's not all…
You are not alone

You’re not Alone

You're not Alone by M. J. Golias 19 Nov 2018 “You’re not alone.” I say this to myself often. Knowing this, because I do know it now, eases the harshness of my anxiety. Acknowledging my triggers allows me to connect the dots, anticipate…

OCD: Harm Was My Obsession, Not My Reality

by Chelsea Elker for the PSI Blog March 6, 2018 Last month our country was once again reminded of the pain one person's actions can have upon countless innocent lives. The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is not…

A Therapist’s Tool We Can All Use

A Therapist’s Tool We Can All Use by Lisa Edwards for the PSI Blog February 27, 2018My children wake up early. Very early. The only time we ever use an alarm clock is if we are traveling and have to get up for a flight. Needless to…

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…

Post-School Shooting Self-Care–How to Cope with Spiking Parental Anxiety

by Suma Karandikar for PSI Blog February 16, 2018 From the day you bring children into the world, you would probably agree that one of your greatest responsibilities is to keep them out of harm's way.Almost instinctively, you make sure…

A Letter to the OCD Momma

A Letter to the OCD Momma By Chelsea Elker for the PSI Blog February 8, 2018To the mom who suffers OCD in silence: I see you. To the mom who spends all of her "me" time crying into her pillow: I get it. To the mom whose eyes dart…

A Therapist’s Story (Part IV): How I Turned My Pain into my Counseling Practice

A Therapist’s Story (Part IV): How I Turned My Pain into my Counseling Practice by Thai-An Truong for the PSI Blog January 16, 2018 In my last blog, I talked about the steps I took that brought me out of the darkness and towards recovery.…

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…

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…