Blog Posts - Mood Disorders



Postpartum Insomnia Series – Story 2: KIM

This is the second of the series of posts about postpartum insomnia.  I met Kim recently via the closed Facebook group for Postpartum Support International.  Insomnia was one of the symptoms that she suffered as a consequence of postpartum anxiety...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Aug 8, 2016

Hats off to Chicago Med

I just watched my 3rd episode of “Chicago Med”….yet another brilliant TV show created by Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame. My only regret was not discovering this show sooner! This show has a thoughtfully-written scr...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Apr 20, 2016

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder

In response to my blog post from February 3, 2016 titled “15%-21% of Moms Suffer from a Perinatal Mood Disorder” in which I mention yet another mother who suffered from a postpartum condition that resulted in tragedy, fellow maternal men...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Apr 2, 2016

Anxiety Drug Overdoses at All-Time High

The amount of anxiety drug overdoses in the U.S. is at an all-time high, according to a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. Some of the most well-known drugs in this group include...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 22, 2016

15%-21% of Moms Suffer from a Perinatal Mood Disorder

For the longest time they were saying between 1 out of 8 women suffer from a perinatal (before, during or after childbirth) mood disorder.  Then, they said between 1 out of 7.  And more recently, literature indicates it’s now approximately 1...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Feb 3, 2016

History in the Making for Maternal Mental Health Advocates

I’ve been super busy at work these days, sometimes having to work at night, which is why I haven’t blogged much lately. But I couldn’t let today go by without mentioning the announcement today about a major step in the right directi...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jan 27, 2016

Does “Adoption” Really Equal “Trauma”?

Yes. To some people, therapists, in the residential treatment and wilderness treatment industry, this is old news. “The Primal Wound” came out in 1993. To some, it’s a startlingly new concept. I’d argue, though, that “adoption as trauma”...
by Adoption Journey Talk on Nov 13, 2015

What Hayden and Drew and These 8 Other Celebrity Moms Have in Common

I have to admit, I am a bit behind on blogging about current events that by now are no longer current in the literal sense, but will always be an important topic that should always discussed in as many media as possible–in person via conversati...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Oct 27, 2015

Naomi

Naomi, on this day of your memorial service With tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat, I write this. Though I did not know you personally, I do know that you suffered greatly And experienced unimaginable loss During your time on this earth. And I...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Sep 3, 2015

Let’s Hold Failure of the System Accountable for Tragedies Involving Infanticide

 *** This post may be triggering if you are suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) and are sensitive to negative news events*** I stumbled across this headline on my Twitter feed tonight:  “Three years for Edinburgh mum who killed her bab...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Aug 12, 2015

Help Me Finish the Sentence: Just Because She Doesn’t Look Depressed…..

A super duper quick post tonight, as I have had too many windows open on my PC and need to shut it down to give my PC a break…not to mention install some updates.  Before I shut my PC down tonight I need to briefly jump onto my soapbox and put...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jul 14, 2015

Horizon Family Solutions, LLC Announces Kimberly Bryant, MA as Newest Therapeutic Consultant Team Member

Horizon Family Solutions, LLC located in Boulder, Colorado is pleased to announce the addition of Kimberly Bryant, MA, LPC to support its tremendous growth Boulder, Colorado— June 24, 2015 — Kimberly Bryant, MA, LPC has joined the advocacy, educa...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Jun 26, 2015

Dr. Norm Thibault, PhD to Speak at Willows in the Wind about Adopted Teens

August 9, 2015 – 1pm – 4pm $10 in advance / $15 at the door City College of San Francisco Community Health and Wellness Center 50 Phelan Avenue | Room 103 (Downstairs) San Francisco, California Dr. Thibault, is the Founder of Three P...
by Adoption Journey Talk on Jun 10, 2015

Willows in the Wind Presents Dr. Norm Thibault, PhD

Willows in the Wind – Help for parents of troubled teens August 9, 2015 – 1pm – 4pm $10 in advance / $15 at the door City College of San Francisco Community Health and Wellness Center 50 Phelan Avenue | Room … Continue r...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Jun 9, 2015

Pet Peeve Blog Post #3 on Celebrity Post-Baby Bodies

I was just browsing the Internet one last time before turning in for the evening.  I was in a relatively good mood, despite having to work late.  It took me less than an hour to get home (a record!) and just in time to watch my favorite of all tele...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jun 2, 2015

All It Takes Is One Day

A few months ago I had somewhat of a falling out with a friend due to a meme that he posted on Facebook.  If it were just the meme, that would be one thing.  But it was my comment and his ensuing attacks on my comment that were biting (WHY????) and...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Feb 28, 2015

Lack of Experience Comes Lack of Understanding and Hence Lack of Empathy

A few months ago I had somewhat of a falling out with a friend due to a meme that he posted on Facebook.  If it were just the meme, that would be one thing.  But it was my comment and his ensuing attacks on my comment that were biting (WHY????) and...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Feb 28, 2015

Postpartum Support International – Online Support Training

If you are a postpartum depression (PPD) survivor and would like to provide online (web, email) and/or phone support to moms currently suffering from a postpartum mood disorder, you may want to consider signing up for the February 25th session offere...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jan 26, 2015

Today, Bipolar Disorder Is A Curse

I have been having a few problems with crying at “inappropriate” times lately. It is like my whole wounded inner …Continue reading →...

Thank You, New York Times, for Your Recent Coverage on Maternal Mental Health

These past couple of weeks have been a blur of work and plans for celebrating a couple of milestones in my life. A little behind, as I usually don’t blog about such meaningful news relating to maternal mental health a couple weeks after they oc...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jun 30, 2014


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