How 125 Bloggers Surprised Katherine Stone at BlogHer '14

A few months ago, I was quietly added to a secret group online with a singular mission: come up with a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katherine Stone’s life saving website, Postpartum Progress. Created by A'Driane Nieves, a mental health blogger (and 2014 VOTY reader), the group quickly grew to over 125 people. ...more
postpartumprog Yes, so amazing! Had me in tears. You deserve it so very much!more

Katherine Stone Featured on More Magazine's 2012 Fierce List + More!

Katherine Stone from Postpartum Progress made More magazine's 2012 Fierce List. Katherine is #36. ...more

Speaker Spotlight: Pathfinders Gina McCauley, Katherine Stone & Debbie Bookstaber

This year, BlogHer's annual conference will be preceded by Pathfinder Day, a day-long intensive intended to provide inspiration, ideas, even answers for bloggers who've reached a crossroads and asked themselves: Where do I go from here?...more

Three Great and Good Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Online

It’s my first Mother’s Day, and of course, I’m going to spend some of it online. Is that sad? My own mother would say yes. But I’m not going to neglect my baby or forego the chance (hint, hint) to sleep late so I can read blogs. It’s just that the web is part of who I am as a mother. The screen is us. Might as well embrace it. ...more

I can't believe I didn't know about this until I received the card from a patient!  Next ...more

MOTHERS Act To Drug America's Moms For Fake Postpartum Depression

Wake up, women. Wake up people who work to prevent child abuse, people who work to prevent suicide, people who work to prevent preterm births, people who care about healthy families. Wake up, people who care about motherhood. Wake up, women of America. Wake up psychiatric professionals, nurses, OB/GYNS, pediatricians. Here's an actual text of a communication being sent far and wide by the very loud and vociferous opposition to the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act to support increased funding, education and research for postpartum depression (the underlining is mine): ...more

Moms All Over the Blogosphere Write About Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Here's a roundup of what's going on out there in the world of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders this week ... Cate at 18 Years and Counting is suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety and needs a Warrior Moms Virtual Hug. Here's a post she just wrote about her obsessions and fears. ...more

Not everyone wants to talk about it.  And that's perfectly okay.  Some people, once they get ...more

John Walsh & Others Speak Out In Support of the Advancing America's Priorities Act

This afternoon I participated in a press conference call hosted by Americans United for Change, featuring a group of people all supporting bills within the Advancing America's Priorities Act. Speakers included: ...more

The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Moves Forward!

Today, America's mothers, infants and families have reason to be encouraged and to reach out to their state senators to again request their support of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act in its final push to passage. YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD and this morning, Majority Leader Reid introduced a package of bills called Advance America's Priorities Act which now includes The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. ...more

U.S. Senate: Are TVs More Important Than Moms?

It's too bad we're not televisions.  If we were, the government would make damn well sure we were working right.  But at this point, it doesn't seem that postpartum depression awareness is as important as making sure everyone in the United States knows about the transition to digital television.  ...more

MOTHERS Act for Postpartum Depression Losing Momentum -- Online Petition Needs Your Signature

It's time to talk about the Melanie Blocker Stokes (MBS) MOTHERS Act again. I know, I know. We've heard this all before, you're thinking. I already called my Senator, you're thinking. I already wrote about this on my blog, you're thinking. Sheesh!, you may even be thinking. Well, apparently everything you and I have done so far in support of this bill hasn't been enough. ...more

Mother’s Act advocates get very shrill and angry at anyone who questions their advocacy and ...more