Tag: mental health

Mental Health Monday: Self Maintenance vs. Self Care

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Have you ever thought about the difference between self care and self maintenance? Everyone talks about self care as though it’s a luxury you try...

What Is DBT and How I Use It as a Mother

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I learned to practice Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from social workers at the University of Michigan in the group therapy setting. For five years I...

My Postpartum Depression Journey

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Did you know one in seven women get postpartum depression (PPD) after having a baby? Think about all the women you know and love....

Why Women Need to Stop Saying “It’s OK” When It’s Not

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It’s a frosty Michigan morning, and your kid has a doctors appointment. You calculate the precise time they need to get up, so they...

Let’s Talk Depression during the Holiday Season

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Holidays during the fall and winter seasons can be stressful, especially for us moms. Mothers carry the bulk of the mental load for their...

Mothering with Mental Illness

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I have been a mother for five years now, and I would like to think I am doing a good job. My three children...

I’ve Recovered From Depression: My Journey On and Off the Meds

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I was diagnosed with depression two years ago. My youngest daughter had just turned one, and I was expecting to feel better, or more...

Nine Things That Got Me Through Infertility

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I’d like to share some advice with you about how I survived infertility. I know what you’re thinking: “Another random stranger who wants to...

This is Bipolar, The Face of a Crazy Person

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Yes. You read that right. Bipolar is a mom. Bipolar is a wife. Bipolar is a daughter. I never, ever thought this would be a diagnosis...

Surviving the Holidays with Infertility

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I spent the day before Christmas Eve in stirrups, in a cold sterile room of doctors and nurses, doing my third round of In-Vitro...