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Intrusive Thoughts: A Conversation

Yesterday, I wrote “Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts.” Today? I’ve intertwined stories from moms (including myself) who have all experienced intrusive thoughts in one form or another during their postpartum experience. For one mom,...Show More Summary

Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts

This post deals with Intrusive Thoughts. If you are struggling, fragile, or easily influenced by reading the intrusive thoughts and obsessions of others, please avoid reading this post. For those who choose to stop reading now, I want you to know at the very least that you are not alone. Show More Summary

Why No One Invests in Maternal Mental Health

Yesterday I shared some reasons why moms can’t get help for postpartum depression or anxiety. Or depression or anxiety during pregnancy. Or postpartum psychosis or bipolar disorder. And trust me, so many can’t. Today I want to talk about maternal mental health, and why there’s so little investment in the most common complication of childbirth. Show More Summary

Why Moms Can’t Get Help for Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Recently on Twitter I said that a lot of moms can’t get help for postpartum depression and anxiety.  Someone I don’t know chimed in and kept telling me I was completely wrong. She insisted that because of the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity  everyone can get help now. Show More Summary

6 Tips for Healthy Internet Support

The Internet. For those of us seeking help and company in the horrible isolation that is a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder, the Internet can be the helping hand we have longed for as we sink into the depths of our own private hells. Show More Summary

5 Steps Toward Becoming a Better Advocate

Please welcome Divya Kumar, a speaker from the Warrior Mom™ Conference in July, with the second of her two-part series on expanding outreach to underserved communities. In Wednesday’s post, we examined how “looking at perinatal moodShow More Summary

Love & Hip Hop: PPD in the ATL

Love & Hip Hop: ATL, is one of the highest cable rated shows on right now. In a recent episode, one of the cast members, Kalenna, openly discussed her recent diagnosis of Postpartum Depression. During the episode, we go to a therapy appointment with both Kalenna and her husband, Tony Vick. Show More Summary

Expanding Outreach to Underserved Communities

  In July, I had the privilege of speaking to over 100 survivors of PPD and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders at the first Warrior Mom™ Conference about expanding outreach to underserved communities. When those of us who are...Show More Summary

Therapy Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All: Part 2

Yesterday, I told you my story of learning through experience that therapy, and mental health care in general, are not a one size fits all type of thing. Today, let’s get down to the practical side of things. How do you go about trying...Show More Summary

Therapy Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All: Part 1

Content Warning: This blog post contains mention of miscarriage and links to posts about pregnancy loss. Once upon a time, I thought that counseling/therapy was a one-size-fits-all thing. Counselors are counselors, and all mental health...Show More Summary

6 Tools To Help You Feel Supported & Understood Through PPD

We want to make sure all of the mamas out there (and the therapists and MDs and others who are looking for great stuff to support mamas) know about the different kinds of support and tools Postpartum Progress offers. Our goal as a nonprofit...Show More Summary

Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

I am so honored to welcome Warrior Mom Charity today to share her story.  Charity struggled  with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety with a psychotic episode. I have three little girls, ages 8, 7 and 4.  Bringing each homeShow More Summary

Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap

On the first night of the Warrior Mom Conference, the attendees were treated to a beautiful candlelit dinner at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. After a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and wine, the women drew seat assignments...Show More Summary

I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte}

As I was sitting in a hospital room with my very pregnant, sick and dehydrated sister-in-law, I realized I had a bunch of awesome Postpartum Progress Hug Cards in my purse. So, while the nurse was changing out her fluids, I announced...Show More Summary

Finding Your Circle

During the Warrior Mom Conference last week in Boston, we did an exercise where the brilliant Kate Kripke, LCSW, asked us to draw a target. In the bullseye, we were to write the people that we could call that would be there in an instant, whether by phone, physical presence, or text. Show More Summary

You Are Never Alone

When I first became depressed and anxious after my oldest daughter was born four years ago, I kept it bottled up inside – but its devastating effects on me were all too visible anyway. I wasn’t eating, couldn’t sleep, was mute and crying at the smallest instigation – and I thought I was all alone. Show More Summary

Calling All Homestead Warriors – A Giveaway!

Helloooooo, lovely ladies! We haven’t forgotten you! Hopefully, by now, some of you who signed up for postcard love from the Warrior Mom Conference have received notes of hope, tinged with a bit of Boston magic, from our attendees. I...Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Conference Re-cap

This past weekend, over 100 Warrior Moms from around the world gathered in Boston for the first ever patient-centered conference on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. To call it a success would be a massive understatement. We didn’t want it to end. Show More Summary

Warrior Mom Conference – Need your Questions

We want to hear from our warrior mom community as we begin our first ever Warrior Mom Conference.  The first morning of the conference is filled with an amazing panel of speakers.  We will have a moderated question and answer session. Show More Summary

The Power of the Warrior Mom Community

On our way down, at the Climb Out of the Darkness, a miracle happened: I forgave myself for my prenatal anxiety. The power of the Warrior Mom community, right there in person, surprised me; I’m used to participating in our online community. Show More Summary

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