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URL :http://ivysppdblog.wordpress.com/
Filed Under:Mental Health / Postpartum Depression
Posts on Regator:259
Posts / Week:0.9
Archived Since:September 22, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Writing is Good for You

My first blog post of the year is motivated by an article that appeared in my Facebook feed yesterday titled Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write, by Rachel Grate.  I have been fortunate enough to experience the benefits of writing, so I just wanted to emphasize the importance of writing as […]

Success….and oh what a feeling it brings!

Further to my pre-Christmas post.  And I must say I do feel as exuberant as the picture depicts.  WOO HOO!!!  :) Learned a few things from studying for the two exams I had doubts about passing.  If your inner voice says “I’m not sure,” then make sure you have a counter inner-voice that says “You […]

Happy Holiday Greetings

Just had a rare spotting of 4 gorgeous blue jays in the yard…..a good omen, I believe, as today is the winter equinox. HAPPY WINTER EQUINOX, all! The good news I’d like to share is that I passed my exam on Friday!  After six months of studying for two exams, I am finally done.  No […]

Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging

Back in July, I knew I was taking a break from blogging.  Though, I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t be blogging for THREE MONTHS–the longest break I’ve ever taken from blogging!  Had I known that was going to be the case, I would’ve blogged about “Going on a Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging” back then.  It’s […]

Why Do People Feel Compelled to Bully and Cyberbully, Anyway?

TO THE BULLIES / CYBERBULLIES OUT THERE (and if you’re not completely convinced or aware that you are, in fact, a bully or cyberbully, read on): Does bullying make you feel better about you, as a person? Does cyberbullying make you feel more powerful, knowing you have X number of followers/friends (or shall I say […]

Writing is Good for You

My first blog post of the year is motivated by an article that appeared in my Facebook feed this morning titled Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write, by Rachel Grate.  I have been fortunate enough to experience the benefits of writing, so I just wanted to emphasize the importance of writing […]

Success….and oh what a feeling it brings!

Further to my pre-Christmas post. And I must say I do feel as exuberant as the picture depicts.  WOO HOO!!!  :) Learned a few things from studying for the two exams I had doubts about passing.  If your inner voice says “I’m not sure,” then make sure you have a counter inner-voice that says “You […]

Happy Holiday Greetings

Just had a rare spotting of 4 gorgeous blue jays in the year…..a good omen, I believe, as today is the winter equinox. HAPPY WINTER EQUINOX, all! The good news I’d like to share is that I passed my exam on Friday!  After six months of studying for two exams, I am finally done.  No […]

Life is One Gigantic Sandbox

Re-sharing an old post because something has been on my mind and I needed to get it off my chest….and wouldn’t you know, I wrote the post, coincidentally, about the same time last year…in the fall, as the leaves were turning with the approach of dreaded winter.  Click here to check out that post. “It’s […]

Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging

Back in July, I knew I was taking a break from blogging.  Had I realized I wasn’t going to post at all for three whole months–the longest break I’ve ever taken from blogging– I would’ve blogged about “Going on a Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging.”  It’s the fastest three months I can recall!   And it’s not […]

Beautiful, Troubled Path – A Poem by Stacy M

Stacy M. wrote this poem one year after her first postpartum depression (PPD) meltdown/hospitalization.  She wrote it as a reflection of the obstacles she hadn’t expected becoming a mom would entail, including a devastating pregnancy loss.  Despite the deeply wounding obstacles she came across, she never gave up.  She felt so broken during her  hospitalization, […]

Why I Blog and What Social Media Means for Me

I am a part of the way through something I am working on this summer that is causing me to have no time to follow the over 500 Facebook pages whose news appears on my feed on a daily basis that takes, easily, up to 4 hours a day to read through. A couple of […]

Thank You, New York Times, for Your Recent Coverage on Maternal Mental Health

These past couple of weeks have been a blur of work and plans for celebrating a couple of milestones in my life. A little behind, as I usually don’t blog about such meaningful news relating to maternal mental health a couple weeks after they occur, here I am today, taking a quick break from what […]

Why Do People Feel Compelled to Bully and Cyberbully, Anyway?

Does bullying make you feel better about you, as a person? Does cyberbullying make you feel more powerful, knowing you have X number of followers/friends (or shall I say groupies) that will jump at your beck and call and support you without question?  Even if what you are doing is tearing someone else down?  Picture a […]

Out from the Shadows – Article in Women Magazine

Taking a moment to post a quick blurb about the article “Out from the Shadows” in the June 2014 edition of Women Magazine.  Thank you, Diana Price, for including my story in this wonderfully informative article on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD).  The articles touches on key points to try to increase awareness of […]

Thoughts of Suicide and the Taboo of Discussing It

I think the title of my post speaks for itself, but just in case, I will add a trigger warning… This post may be triggering if you are are emotionally vulnerable right now Below is an excerpt from a recent Facebook post over at the Angel Rehteah Facebook page I’ve been following since last […]

Fixing a Broken System of Stigma and Mommy Wars With Each Other, Not Against Each Other

This post may be triggering if you are suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) and are sensitive to negative news events This blog post is a response to the articles in the media regarding the tragedy involving Carol Coronado, the Torrance mother with 3 young children, ages 2 months, 2 years and 3 years.  Read […]

There Is No Hope for Society If We Don’t Stop the Stigma and Open Our Eyes

This post may be triggering if you are suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) and are sensitive to negative news events Stopppppppppppppp! Times like this, I just want to make all of it stop.  The stigma.  The Mommy Wars.  The hateful zealotry of people so obsessed with their views of how motherhood should be […]

Postpartum Support International’s 2014 Blog Hop – Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

May is a special month for postpartum mood disorder (PPMD) survivors.  Why?  Because it is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month! And I’m participating in the 2nd annual Postpartum Support International (PSI) blog hop!  The topic of the blog hop is Perinatal Mood Disorders: What Helped Me Recover: Self, Family & Community Resources. If you are […]

Upcoming PPD Awareness Events

The purpose of today’s post is to highlight three of the NUMEROUS events occurring in the next two months….in the order in which they will occur, they are: Shining a Light on Postpartum Depression: The Role of Programs, Policy and Public Health – A Community Forum When: Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 7:00 pm to […]

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