On November 4th, I was honored to be selected as one of the Top Postpartum Depression Blogs of 2016 by Healthline. Thank you, Healthline, for this surprising recognition!
I haven’t blogged about it until now due to my trying to recover from the wind getting knocked out of me by Trump’s election. I’m going to keep my opinions to myself here, since this blog is not meant to be a sounding board for my political views. Unfortunately, it is influencing me as a person and it is making me more determined than ever before to not lose sight of what’s important. What’s important is that we can’t let hate win, and women must band together and stand up for one another.
My mission to help other mothers will always be my mission. I had my daughter in 2004, suffered from postpartum depression in 2005, started this blog in 2009, published my book in 2011….and I am working on an initiative in New Jersey that I will happily share more about later. I want to be more involved than I have been in the realm of maternal mental health. I look forward to seeing what my future holds, but I won’t go about it passively. I will continue in my blogging, helping mothers who reach out to me via my blog, and other PPD initiatives. My hope is that we will continue the progress we’re making in maternal mental health advocacy and treatment (doulas, therapists, etc.). In a world that has enough stressors as it is, we need to be there for one another.
For all those who have been following my blog, I truly hope it has helped you. My blog has been a great satisfaction to me over the years, as it has enabled me to reach and help mothers around the world with what they are going through.