Maternal Mental Health

MMHM: Breaking Away from the Stigma by Ronda Williams

Sebastian, who I and others affectionately call Bash, came on July 19, 2014. His projected due date was November 13, 2014. My son’s premature delivery was the starting point for some deep realizations that I had yet to come to terms with. When my son came, I battled with myself. I battled with his father.… Continue reading MMHM: Breaking Away from the Stigma by Ronda Williams

Maternal Mental Health

MMHM: I Dont Need Your Pity by Brittany Chatman

I kicked off Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with an appointment with my new therapist. I don’t need any pity because of it — this is just part of my total self-care journey.  Let me tell you a little about myself. I became a mom of three overnight. I inherited three amazing children but it… Continue reading MMHM: I Dont Need Your Pity by Brittany Chatman

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