From Suffering to Surviving and Thriving

Years ago, when I went to a training hosted by Postpartum Support International, the powerful professionals and survivors there taught me something that changed my life personally and professionally forever. Others who had walked the same path shared the name for what I had experienced; postpartum anxiety. Thoughts that had tortured me and scared me Read more about From Suffering to Surviving and Thriving[…]

Unrecognized maternal depression affects children

My mother grew up in rural Ontario where mental health was a taboo subject. She started having children at age 19 and became more depressed as each child was born. I was the oldest and by the time I was 6 years old there were 4 children in our home (with me included). Depression was Read more about Unrecognized maternal depression affects children[…]

The Brochures Don’t do it Justice

I want. I need…..to put into writing, what Postpartum Depression/Postpartum Anxiety looked like for me. It didn’t look anything like what the brochures told me it would look like. It didn’t feel anything like what you intellectualize before having a baby. When you thought to yourself “if I have these bulleted feelings, I’ll speak up Read more about The Brochures Don’t do it Justice[…]

How to Save a Life by Knowing the Signs of Suicide

*If you are thinking of harming yourself, call the National Suicide Prevention Line or 911* Mental health and addiction can be tough issues to deal with. If your battles with addiction, depression, or anxiety are beginning to feel like too much, it’s important to know when to reach out for help. Suicide is a serious Read more about How to Save a Life by Knowing the Signs of Suicide[…]