Surviving Postpartum Depression

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

  • Postpartum Depression
  • "Surviving Postpartum Depression" On HealthyPlace TV

Postpartum Depression

You may have seen the headlines in the news:

  • Postpartum Psychosis to Blame for Murdered Houston Children?
  • Baby Dies After Mother Allegedly Severs Arms. Postpartum Depression Blamed

The headlines call our attention to the extreme cases of postpartum depression, but ten percent or more of the mothers in this country suffer through the "normal," extremely troubling symptoms of postpartum depression after giving birth. Mood swings, sadness, anxiety, insomnia, feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy and difficulty bonding with the baby are part of postpartum depression.

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There is hope, however. Read more about who's at risk of PPD and treatment for postpartum depression.

Have You Experienced Postpartum Depression?

Share your postpartum depression experiences, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT

"Surviving Postpartum Depression" On HealthyPlace TV

Not one, but two postpartum depressions sent Dr. Shoshana Bennett into a life-threatening tailspin. How this psychologist, author and postpartum advocate came out of it is the topic of Tuesday's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.

Join us Tuesday, October 27, at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CST, 8:30 EST or catch it on-demand. The show airs live on our website. Dr. Bennett will be taking your questions during the live show.

In the second half of the show, you get to ask Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, your personal mental health questions.

Coming in November on the HealthyPlace TV Show

  • Inside the Life of an Abuser
  • Can Hypnosis Improve Your Mental Health and Emotional Well-being?
  • Shopping Addiction

If you would like to be a guest on the show or share you personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT

Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2009, October 26). Surviving Postpartum Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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