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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…

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.…

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,…

Postpartum Anxiety – Holistic Healing

Postpartum Anxiety - Holistic Healing By Pam Marmon PSI Blog - April 26, 2017 The overwhelming smell of antiseptics choked the air as I waited for the doctor’s results in the emergency room. As nurses buzzed past my door, I found myself…

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…

Important PSI News about the Safety Net for all families

PSI is here to support the families of Postpartum Progress March 7, 2017 All of us at Postpartum Support International (PSI) want to say how sorry we are about what has taken place in recent days at Postpartum Progress. To all of you who have…

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?…

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…