My article on Surviving Postpartum Depression is featured on World Mom’s Blog today:
It was extremely difficult and painful for me to write. I also don’t like to be so personal. Yet, I promised myself that someday when I was ready I would share my experience with Postpartum Depression in hope that I could help others overcome this hell. So, I am sucking in my pride and desire for privacy and letting it all out with the hope that someone will be touched or helped by reading this article. It is estimated that almost a million American women a year suffer from the devasting effects of PPD and this does not include the ones who do not seek help, or the other women around the world. It is a serious, life-threatening illness that can be treated. There is hope.
Even today, almost six and a half years later, it makes me cry. But on the positive note, I have survived it and thrived. For anyone you know out there who is a new mom and suffering from this horrendous illness, there is hope! Please pass this article along to friends and moms in need.
There is so much to live for and enjoy!
Stay tuned….Next post will be back to travel writing! I am venturing into those old and dusty photos from my 2001 trip to Peru. They are a bit grainy but the trek along the Inca Trail was a fascinating experience and worth sharing. Coming soon!