Mother's Day Rally for Moms' Mental Health Features Top Mommybloggers & Parenting Authors
By katstone on May 04, 2009
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This Mother's Day -- Sunday, May 10 -- Postpartum Progress will host the first annual Mother's Day Rally for Moms' Mental Health. This online event will feature 24 open letters to new mothers on the importance of maternal mental health. All of the letters will be written by survivors of and experts on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis, as well as by others who care about the emotional well-being of moms and moms-to-be.
Each hour, on the hour, for 24 hours straight, Postpartum Progress will post a different "Letter to New Moms". The letter writers were given a blank canvas to share their humor, experience, tips and ideas, focusing on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum. They include:
Rita Arens, editor of "Sleep is For the Weak: The Best of the Mommybloggers" and author of the blog Surrender, Dorothy
Vicki Glembocki, author of "The Second Nine Months: One Woman Tells the Real Truth About Becoming a Mom ... Finally" and featured blogger on Oprah.com with Blunt Force Mama
Therese Borchard, author of the hit daily blog Beyond Blue on Beliefnet, which is featured regularly on the Huffington Post, and editor of "The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World"
Ruta Nonacs, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School psychiatry professor and author of "A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman's Guide to Recognizing & Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years"
Some great mommy bloggers participatinginclude Leslie from Mrs. Flinger, Sophie from Sophie in the Moonlight and Deb from Missives from Suburbia. We have healthcare professionals like Ann Dunnewold, Karen Kleiman, Susan Stone and Diane Sanford. And you'll also be hearing from many of the regulars around Postpartum Progress including Lauren Hale, Tara Mock, Ivy Shih-Leung, Sarah Pond, Jess Banas, Erika Krull, Julie Green, Jada Roche, Susan McRoberts, Adrienne Martini and more.
Please join in with us on Mother's Day for some great wisdom, humor and strength from some amazing women!
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