A Recent Death by Suicide of a New Mother is a Reminder of the Realities of Postpartum Depression
There is a cultural expectation among South Asians that joyous moments should be celebrated, not associated with struggle and depression. But the suicidal passing of Nima Bhakta is pushing to shake off the stigma.
Having a New Baby Is Hard. Doing It During Coronavirus Is a Nightmare
Isolation, a lack of in-person support, and the looming threat of job insecurity have created a perfect storm in which postpartum mood and anxiety disorders can thrive.
Imagine Being Kicked off Your Health Insurance Two Months After Giving Birth
The U.S. is one of only three countries where maternal deaths are on the rise—yet new moms are still losing their Medicaid health coverage shortly after delivery.
Postpartum OCD Is Real. This Is What You Need to Know About It
The sheer volume of terrifying thoughts can transform new-parent nerves into unmanageable anxiety.
I Ate Psychedelic Mushrooms to Treat My Postpartum Depression
"Project Baby—My First Year As a Less Than Perfect Mother" author Julie Ugleholdt says that microdosing shrooms helped her mental health.
The Major Shortfalls of Mom Culture on Instagram
“Perfectly imperfect” still implies a state of perfection.
A Psychiatrist Told Us Why Her Patient Killed Her Children
In 2016, Carol Coronado was sentenced to three life prison terms for the murder of her three daughters.
The Ripple Effect of Postpartum Depression
How can we stop a pattern of depression in its tracks?
A Nurse Called the Cops on a New Mom Who Wanted Depression Treatment
Jessica Porten went to a doctor's appointment with her daughter, Kira, to get help with postpartum depression. The nurse called California police.
‘Black-ish’ Addressed Postpartum Depression Better Than My Doctor
It’s the PSA of my goddamn dreams.
Ivanka’s Depression Reveal Is the Ultimate Hypocrisy
Because she wouldn't need the healthcare the GOP wants to take away.
Maybe Don’t Depict Postpartum Depression This Way
Pacifiers as metaphorical gags.