Postpartum depression is an illness. It is real and it isn’t funny.
Anyone who has been through this themselves or is close to anyone that has suffered from PPD understands how serious it can be.
Today is Blog Day for MOTHERS Act.
the MOTHERS Act (Mom’s Opportunity to Access Help, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression) will ensure that new moms and their families are educated about postpartum depression, screened for symptoms, and provided with essential services. In addition, it will increase research into the causes, diagnoses and treatments for postpartum depression.
In honor of the MOTHERS act, I will be giving away a signed copy of The Ghost in the House: Motherhood, Raising Children, and Struggling with Depression by Tracy Thompson.
No, I didn’t sign it Tracy did. (I mean, I suppose I could sign it too, but that seems kind of silly since Tracy is much cooler than I am and she wrote the book and all I did was read it like some commoner.) And don’t worry. I’m not giving away my own copy. She signed this one just for you guys.
All you have to do to win the book is leave a comment here and I’ll draw a winner at random.
Please support the MOTHERS Act.