Maternal Mental Health

MMHM: What Losing my Son Taught Me About Grief, Depression, and Therapy by Caroline Jefferson

I’ll never forget the moment my nurse told me, “I’m sorry Caroline. Your son doesn’t have a heartbeat anymore. We tried to save him but there’s nothing else we can do. Again, I am so sorry.” I was 39 weeks pregnant with my son, Joshua. Yes, you read that right. 39 weeks. I was 3… Continue reading MMHM: What Losing my Son Taught Me About Grief, Depression, and Therapy by Caroline Jefferson

Maternal Mental Health

MMHM: The Silent Struggle by Latoya Addy

Like many people with mental health issues, I didn’t let on to anyone what was really going on inside my head for many years. I was vocal but only about surface level things. Over time it became apparent that this was more serious than I first thought. Throughout my life I dealt with issues by… Continue reading MMHM: The Silent Struggle by Latoya Addy

Maternal Mental Health

MMHM: Why You Should Go To Therapy Whether You Feel “Okay” Or Not by Shantel Chambers

July is Minority Mental Health Month. If you are a person of color, you know how much mental illness is stigmatized in our communities. As a black 25 year old female with a Jamaican Christian background, I had to fight so much negativity when I started to go to therapy. I grew up being told… Continue reading MMHM: Why You Should Go To Therapy Whether You Feel “Okay” Or Not by Shantel Chambers

Maternal Mental Health

Is This Postpartum Depression? What it is & ways to cope

Postpartum depression sucks. First, you’re handed a squirming small human being, and then informed that you’re the most important thing in their life. Your body’s been through hell and you still have to wake up nights, change a million diapers, and play host to the throngs of visiting relatives. Or maybe your baby is 6 months old.… Continue reading Is This Postpartum Depression? What it is & ways to cope