A Step for Postpartum Psychosis: Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Becomes Law

Last Thursday, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) held a joint press conference in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the passage of the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. It was a beautiful day, full of blue sky and spring breezes, on which to begin moving forward with the development of much-needed improved care for new mothers with postpartum depression. ...more

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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

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