Sunday, May 9, 2010

My letter to new mothers

Today, you can find me hanging out over at Katherine Stone's blog, Postpartum Progress. She's kind of a big deal.

She writes the most widely-read blog in the U.S. on postpartum depression, and she is a tenacious advocate for women who suffer from postpartum mood disorders. Katherine is a survivor of postpartum OCD, and her blog is all about promoting awareness, education, and info on the latest research, programs, and legislation.

She's fiesty and she's honest, and she is an amazingly inspirational woman who works tirelessly to shatter the stigmas that surround postpartum mood disorders.

I think I probably nearly peed my pants with excitement when she invited me to be a part of the 2010 Mother's Day Online Rally for Moms' Mental Health. It's an event in which she posts a new story every hour on the hour from survivor moms, social workers, nurses, doctors, and experts about postpartum mood disorders. Each post is a letter to new moms, and I am honored beyond words to be included with so, so many amazing women.

So, please go check it's the link to my letter to new moms - Sera: On surviving postpartum depression

And while you're there, please check out all of the other amazing stories that you will find as part of today's rally.

And may all of you mamas be ridiculously spoiled this Mother's Day. You deserve it.


joeandbridge said...

Hi and Happy Mother's Day! Just popped in to check out your blog and be your latest follower. Can't wait to read more! Have a great week!

Bridgette Groschen
Groschen Goblins

Jennifer said...

Mom's mental health is an important issue. Its easy to go crazy sometimes.

Jenners said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sera!!! You've come a long way since last year ... and I love how much you are doing to help out all those poor moms with PPD!

angie said...


That was absolutely amazing. So real, truthful and yet hopeful. What a wonderful thing telling your story is doing for those who are struggling with PPD!

Happy Mother's Day. A bit late. :)