September 10th is Suicide Awareness Day. Wherever you are between 6pm-9pm light a candle for those we have lost to Maternal Mental Health Disorder. Be sure to snap a photo and share on your social media to help spread awareness.
I’m a shameless, unrepentant Facebook user. A tab with Facebook is always open in my browser, and if I’m away from my keyboard I’ll still check on my phone. It makes me laugh to look at funny memes and silly lists.
“The Colorado General Assembly signed Senate Joint Resolution 17-037 to designate May 1-7, 2017 as Colorado Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Several CDPHE partners and Beverly Warner (an Adams County mom and maternal mental health advocate who brought the issue
Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day. The irony in that statement is that maternal mental health has become my world. Every day, since even before the birth of my son. My feed has been full of stories and support
Content Warning: Potentially graphic post-surgical images. Today I share a part of my birth story that I have not before. I experienced a traumatic birth, a quiet nightmare that stretched into weeks postpartum. Because I was delivered early
Tomorrow I’m going to be at the Colorado State Capitol to support the joint resolution that will create Maternal Mental Health Week in Colorado. I will stand with my family, my doctors & caregivers, my legislators, and my community to
This is my son. Just hours old. 3 tiny pounds. He was born growth restricted and premature at 32 weeks gestation. I had preeclampsia. Next year, in 2018 if not sooner, if Obamacare is repealed, he will no longer be
My therapist asked me a few weeks ago, how would I feel if we got pregnant again. After all I’d been through, and the extraordinarily likely possibility of having another preterm baby, how would I feel? It was a challenging
I’m delighted to share that I’ve been invited to be part of a maternal mental health learning collaborative with the intention of making screening and access to care simpler and more widespread in Colorado. I joined a meeting for the
Dear mama with postpartum mood disorders, Beautiful, hurting mama, you have more love in your heart than it can hold. It’s why you feel like you’re coming apart at the seams. You are doing the hardest thing anyone has ever