Maternal Mental Health

The Invisible Child by Dr. Tiffanie Williams

I was at a networking event sitting at a table of about six women under a sparsely shaded area outside in the sweltering summer heat. Half of us sipped on wine while the other half fanned ourselves profusely to keep from melting in our chairs. To my right, was a young woman, noticeably pregnant. We… Continue reading The Invisible Child by Dr. Tiffanie Williams

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