Climb out of the Darkness 2017

    Hey local friends! I’m pleased to announce that this year I’m hosting a charity walk that promotes postpartum mental health awareness, it’s called Climb out of the Darkness!   What is Climb Out of the Darkness®? Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of Perinatal mental illness, including […]

Speaking out about PPD

Recently, actress Hayden Panettiere revealed that she had checked herself in to a treatment facility for postpartum depression. Here is why that matters: A huge element of PPD is isolation. This can either be physical, if you are in a situation where you are caring for your baby with little to no help, or internal, where you […]

I hardly recognize myself anymore, and that’s a good thing. Part 1: accepting who I am inside.

This time last year, I was not well.  I had spent the last 6 months in a depression, had started gaining weight, and had generally not been taking care of myself.  Seeing my new therapist was promising, though we were still in the beginning stages of what I wanted to work on.  I like to […]