Community is my favorite word.
Without the support of my family and community I’d be dead now. This is true for most people, and sharply-so for me.
I thrive because of the communities I am lucky to be a part of.
How about you?
Where are you from? Where do you live now? Do you miss home? Do you have a community to sustain you?
Where are you on your PPD/PPA journey? Are you making progress on your recovery?
I would love to know more about you. It’s OK to be shy, and it’s good to reach out. As much or as little as you feel comfortable. Please comment below. Your answers, rants, jokes, twitter handles, blog links, facebook pages, all welcome. And so are you.
More to love:
#PPDCHAT community on Twitter.
If you are not on twitter already, this in reason enough to get friendly with the medium. Seriously, this tweetchat every monday at 1:00pm EST and 8:30pmEST will connect you with the most loving supportive army you will ever meet. Everything you need to know about it is here.
Postpartum Depression International
Postpartum Stress center of New York
Men and Postpartum Depression
Beyond personal blogs:
Lauren, the originator of #ppdchat, shines here:
Amber at Beyond Postpartum. Make sure to watch her excellent videos:
Ivy’s PPD blog is a wellspring of information and resources:
Aunt Becky’s Band Back Together totally rocks!
Miranda created the best Mental Health Blogging Rally EVER!
My post: http://notsuper-justmom.com/2011/05/skills-for-success-and-skills-for-happiness/
Beloved #ppdchat friends:
Aunt Becky: http://www.mommywantsvodka.com/
If you have a PPD blog that I’m not aware of, post a comment, will you?
I will be happy to add your link to this page.
If you haven’t done this already, remember that adding a link to www.ppdtojoy.com on your corner of the internet will bring you oodles of good karma! If you help spread the love that is the free PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat, I will dance in your honor; the chicken dance or any other dance you like, your call! I might even capture it on video and email it to you. If you care for that sort of thing.
Interested? You rock! You are welcome to write your own description of the call, especially if you participated in one. But If you are like me, you don’t have the time to look for just the right words, so here is a ready-made little thing for you. Go ahead, copy, paste, it won’t hurt a bit, promise:
The PPD SpeakEasy: A free support phone chat. Connect with mothers from near and far, because it’s easier to feel better when we share what’s hard. Every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm EST.
Hosted by Yael Saar of www.ppdtojoy.com
Details at: http://www.ppdtojoy.com/support/speakeasy-call/
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