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Postpartum Depression to Joy (and me, Yael Saar, the girl writing when my kids are at school or asleep) love to hear from you.
Post comments! Right on the bottom of this page, and on any other page on this website. That will get my attention, and make me happy, and get you a reply to your comment here on the blog, for all to see.
email me: ppdtojoy(at)gmail(dot)com I check email at least once a day, but my life, like yours, is hectic and unpredictable. I may not get back to you right away. If you are in crisis, please don’t rely on my support alone. When you are hurting, you deserve all the support in the world, and I am simply not able to provide the right listening space at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, the good people at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), are waiting to talk to people in pain ALL the time. Please do not hesitate to call them, they are amazing. And please don’t wait until you are suicidal to call either, they will support anyone who needs to talk. Also, call the Postpartum Support International warm-line: 1-800-944-4PPD(4773) and a trained PPD volunteer will call you back within 24 hours.
“Like” me: I LOVE Facebook. When you “like” the PPD to Joy Facebook page you get special Facebook updates, so go ahead, click that button. And please feel free to post on my wall. I love to read your voice.
Twitter: I am in the process of getting over my Twitterphobia. It is a nice exercise in stepping outside my comfort zone. Totally not intuitive for me, that system, and I just don’t get quite why I find it so hard. Some things are HARD, even when others find them easy. And not getting it doesn’t make me stupid, either. The me of five years ago, she would so totally see this as a failure, proof of long-suspected inferiority. The now me? She is just figuring all of this out, and learning about herself in the process. So, want to help me get comfortable in that realm? ( Realm? Twitter is a realm now? It is if I say it is!)
I am @yaelsaar, and yes , I’ll follow you too.
Send a thing like a letter, or a package, or something one could hold with their hands, something that will exist even in a power outage, something made out of atoms and molecules, not ones and zeros. Wow, what a concept!
Yael Saar of PPD to Joy, care of Jillian’s Drawers 171 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
By the way, almost all of this information is available at the bottom of every page on this site. Just scroll all the way down, it’s in the footer.