Currently, our United States Congress has a bill making no progress, but designed to address Postpartum depression in the most basic way: by allowing the Department of Health & Human Services to make grants to States for screening and treatment for maternal depression. Each house of Congress has a bill proposed (Senate: S. 2311; House: […]
Save the cheerleader, save the world? Not exactly, but news of Hayden Panettiere’s struggles with PPD might be having a positive impact. We are seeing someone in the media proactively seeking help for postpartum depression, and that has the potential to stymie the stigma that is so often associated with keeping moms in the dark. […]
Friend of PSMd Kisha Semenuk was spotlighted on Postpartum Progress, the highest profile and well-respected blog related to all things maternal mental health. Her work creating the DC-area Perinatal Mental Health Guide brought her to the attention of the editorial staff. Congratulations, Kisha!
The Huffington Post has a Parents section, and they do periodically address PPD. Their bloggers give insights and are helping diminish the stigma. And they can be helpful in spreading hope, too. Bridget Reddan shares her story, and reminds us all that there is indeed the potential for a beautiful ending to your struggles with […]
After the tragedy involving Miriam Carey and her attempt to ram into the White House and Capitol, there has been speculation (fueled by her mother saying it) that she suffered from PPD. It’s more likely, given the limited facts we have, that she suffered from postpartum psychosis, not unlike Cynthia Wachenheim, a New York city […]
News outlets are reporting that the woman involved in the recent incident on Capitol Hill was suffering from postpartum depression or psychosis. This is an important opportunity to shine light on how real, common, and treatable perinatal mental health disorders are. Perinatal mood disorders range in severity widely. While 20% of new mothers suffer from […]
Recently, the Washington Post Express ran a men’s health issue, including an article on the man’s experience with PPD. The author got in touch with us to get our perspective, and we tried to help guide him down the right path. There are still a lot of unknowns about men and PPD, but we are […]
PPD is certainly not limited to just “average” families; celebrities in our culture are afforded a certain elevate status, but they can become mothers too. And some of them also experience postpartum depression. Gwyneth Paltrow & Bryce Dallas Howard both opened up about their experiences on Ms. Paltrow’s digital media and e-commerce company, goop.com.