3 Pesky Postpartum Depression Symptoms I Can’t Shake

I’ve been posting about my postpartum depression symptoms and treatment in the past tense. When my daughter was born two years ago, it took me three months to get diagnosed and start treatment. My treatment included a low dosage of

When Scarves Attack: My Lesser-Known Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

I’ve previously written about the most glaring symptoms of my postpartum depression: anger, panic attacks, and intrusive thoughts. These are some of the hallmark symptoms of postpartum depression. For me, these were the most concerning and what led my psychiatrist

The BS of Mental Illness

Sometimes I come across blogs about depression that are utter bullshit. To be clear, in no way am I about to dismantle someone’s personal experiences. I am not discounting the fact that everyone’s symptoms of mental illness vary and that

Be Nosy

Today I’m giving you permission to be nosy about postpartum depression. There’s such a stigma around postpartum depression and mental health issues that people won’t even ask about it directly. We have no problem asking someone for an update on

June Wrap-Up

Sorry for the slight delay on the June wrap-up. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! For me, the unseasonably cool and cloudy Iowa weather was a welcome change. This weekend we attempted one of the final and most procrastinated


Did you know it takes individuals an average of three counselors before they find someone they like? Lucky me, I hit the jackpot the first time. Or maybe I’m not that picky. Or I was just very desperate. August 2015

Feeling Like Supermom: Small Wins with Postpartum Depression

On most days I feel much better and believe my postpartum depression has subsided. I’ve stopped going to therapy, but am still on the Sertraline for a little while longer. However, not every day is perfect and I have accepted

Not My Normal Self

If you’ve read previous posts, you may have picked up on the fact that I don’t do well being told I need help and like to do EVERYTHING all by myself. That can lead to stubbornness and a too-late realization

Sinking Into A Hole

I know it’s said all the time, but it’s absolutely true: everyone’s experience with PPD is different. Symptoms vary greatly, treatment options differ, and how individuals respond is, well, individual. Here is a little bit about how PPD looks for me.