I’d like to share a story with you. I have a friend who broke her spine. She was suffering immensely and working with a team of doctors and other professionals to heal. The pain led her to cry every day, often to the point of vomiting. My friend was unable to eat and lost a … Continue reading Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Postpartum Support International (PSI)! I will be participating in one of their events, a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) discussion panel, this Friday, May 18th. The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in … Continue reading Postpartum Support International 30th Anniversary Events – Playing Monopoly with God
I recently shared my experience of having a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) following the birth of my son. In my case, the symptoms appeared while I was still in the hospital and continued, without appropriate treatment, for nearly a year. Upon receiving the intervention I needed, I began my journey to recovery. I … Continue reading Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Did Not Break Me
Yesterday I had the honor of appearing on Megan Kelly TODAY, along with my husband and The Motherhood Center of New York, to discuss my experience with postpartum anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) continue to be widely misunderstood and stigmatized. I want to thank the team at Megan Kelly TODAY for bringing … Continue reading My Megan Kelly TODAY Appearance: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
I was recently interviewed by The Motherhood Center of New York (TMC), a one-of-a-kind treatment facility for mothers with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). We discussed my experience with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, as well as my treatment journey. Our interview is shared below. Scroll to the bottom to hear a podcast of my husband … Continue reading Interview: Journey to Wellness after a PMAD
Standing Naked in a Crowd You know that nightmare about giving a speech in your underwear? That's basically what sharing this story is like for me. This is me, standing in front of everyone I know and an internet full of strangers, letting it all hang out. That type of vulnerability can be terrifying, but I know … Continue reading Drowning in Plain Sight: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety