PPD

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues.

I Thought I Was "Too Young" For Mental Health Problems

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues. That there was nothing shameful about postpartum Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   09.25.18   |   SHARE
Minds
“Oh honey, you’re doing great. I know, I’ve been there. And we’re going to get you through this.”

Mothers In Medicine Made My PPD Bearable

Mothers in the medical field got me into support groups, onto meds, and back into life again. I am so grateful for mothers in medicine. Read...
SB Swartz    |   07.25.18   |   SHARE
Families
"I realized that I enjoyed parenthood a whole lot more when I wasn't constantly complaining about it on the Internet."

What Happened When I Finally Quit Whining on Facebook 

You know that annoying friend who loves to vaguebook about the woes in her life or is always complaining on social media about how her kids are Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   06.1.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Mental health issues can be particularly difficult to speak of on their own, but postpartum mood disorders might be even harder to disclose.

Postpartum Depression: We're Still Just "Sucking It Up"

Margot had struggled long and hard, she admitted, and I instantly let her know that I could relate. I didn’t want her to feel vulnerable or alone, Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   04.26.17   |   SHARE
Minds
For the first year of my daughter’s life, while the fog of depression had enveloped me, I was positive I was alone. (Image:Thinkstock)

No Mother Is An Island: Surviving Postpartum Depression 

My daughter was just reaching her first birthday before the dense fog of postpartum depression started to lift off of me. I didn’t realize it right Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   09.23.16   |   SHARE
FamiliesMinds
Breastfeeding saved my life.

Breastfeeding Literally Saved My Life

Breastfeeding brought me back. It kept me in my body, forced me to hold my son’s body, and helped me stay connected to the physical reality of Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   01.19.16   |   SHARE
BodiesFamiliesMinds