PPD Support

Phone Chats! Meetings! Love letters!

PPD to Joy is here to provide support for mothers and families struggling with guilt, anxiety, and postpartum depression.

We acknowledge the hard, disarm the guilt (UnGuilt trips!), and share cookies from the PPD kooky jar . We do all sorts of things that help give us more access to the joy of parenting. We aim to change the cultural conversation around postpartum depression. This short video is a good start.


Phone chats! The PPD SpeakEasy Support Call

Join us for our free support conference call on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The next one is on June. 15, at 8:30 pm. (click for more info and future dates)
Sign up to the mailing list to get the call details delivered directly to your inbox on the day of each call. Your email will NEVER EVER be shared, your privacy is always safe here.

Meetings! Ithaca Support Group: not just for the officially depressed.

What: A bunch of moms (and some very cute babies) getting together
Some have been diagnosed with PPD, or PPA (Postpartum Anxiety). Others haven’t quite figured out what the heck is making their lives so hard. Some of us don’t have full fledged depression, but still struggle with guilt, feelings of inadequacy, sleep deprivation, and the big difference between expectations and reality in the mother-land. Drop in, ongoing, and absolutely free.

When: On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Upcoming Dates: June 21st and July 5th, 19th. August 2nd, 16th. Our meetings will continue on this schedule throughout 2011.
Where: Jillian’s Drawers 171 East State Street, at the Center Ithaca Building on the Commons,  here in Ithaca NY. Easy, inexpensive parking at nearby municipal garages as seen on this map. (Jillian’s Drawers is at the same building as the visitors center marked by the red circle.)

Read more about the what, why, and how right here.

– – –

Like to plan ahead?  Click here for our Events Calendar

– – –

Love Letters:

How about some self-care and functional love in the comfort of your own  inbox?
Signing up for the email list (up there on the right), gets you the PPD love letters.
It’s not just a newsletter (sure, it will include call details, meeting dates and other practical things) but the main part, the heart of the letter is all about practical ideas and tools that guide you on the journey to loving and nurturing yourself. Some of the content will be utterly serious, and a lot will be totally goofy, because sometimes the most effective way to get through the pain of depression is to turn everything silly-side-up. There will be experiments, maps, and exercises. There might be things to download, print and play with, or sounds to listen to. There will be things that could be called homework (but that doesn’t do them justice).  It’s a guided functional love practice.

When the classes I’m developing will be ready, you will be the first to know.  I’m committed to always providing free and practical functional love tools and coping skills. And to keeping my paid offerings affordable.

Why practice functional love? Because when you get to really know yourself, you can start loving yourself, as you are, warts and all. The struggles don’t magically disappear, but you are no longer at their mercy. You no longer beat yourself up, making everything so much harder. You stop feeling guilty all the time. You feel better. You look better. You sleep better. And then everybody is happy, right? Especially you.

And that’s my mission. I firmly believe that when you make the mother happy, the rest of the family becomes  happier. (And yes, of course, the goodies in the letter can be practiced by the other parent as well, this is useful stuff for anybody willing to invest in self-care and getting to know him or her self better. If both parents practice these ideas, the whole family is likely to experience a kind of functional love that is so very supportive it is almost subversive.)

As always, your email address and your privacy are totally safe here. We don’t share your information with anybody, ever!

Click here for links to past Love Letters:

Faberuary 2011 March 2011 April 2011

– – –

Are you in crisis right now?

If the next meeting or call sounds like it’s in the next millennium, and you need help right now because you are in terrible pain, or are so numb that you might as well be done with everything (not true! it’s the ppdemons talking, not the real you) please call a hotline today:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.
I used to volunteer at the suicide prevention crisisline here in Ithaca. We got all the regional calls from this hotline.  The trained counselors there have compassion and resources, and they are always there, just waiting for your call. By the way, the service is totally anonymous. They won’t even ask you to tell them your name (you can tell them your name if that makes you feel more comfortable).
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/Default.aspx

Postpartum International: 1-800-944-4PPD
This is a warm line. You leave a message, and a trained volunteer calls you back within a few hours.


The best PPD resources online (or anywhere else, for that matter):

Postpartum Progress
http://www.postpartumprogress.com/
If you are struggling postpartum, this site is a life saver. I have no doubt Katherine’s work is literally saving lives. She has a great daily email called Postpartum Hope, and it’s short, sweet, and helpful. I highly recommend signing up for it.

My Postpartum Voice
http://mypostpartumvoice.co
Another lifesaver. Lauren Hale hosts #ppdchat on twitter every Monday. Now I can’t wait for Mondays. I love everything about her site, and Lauren is particularly supportive of my efforts here, so let’s give her some love back. Click, comment, spread the word. Thanks.

Postpartum Dads:
http://postpartumdads.org/
Because fathers can also get PPD.

And my favorite place on the entire world wide web:
Not postpartum oriented, but still immensely helpful. Sweet and funny, thought-provoking, simple yet subversive ideas on self-care, self-friendship, healthy self-talk, and so much more good stuff. When I’m down, that’s the first place I go for comfort online:

http://www.fluentself.com/

If you happen to be freaking out right now, click here:
http://www.fluentself.com/blog/not-hating-on-yourself/what-you-do-when-you-feel-like-dirt/

and here (free ebook with emergency calming techniques):
http://www.fluentself.com/stuff/TheFluentSelf_Calm.pdf


 

14 Responses to PPD Support
  1. flashycliffhang59.exteen.com
    September 5, 2014 | 6:05 pm

    Thanks to my father who shared with me about this website, this webpage is actually remarkable.
    flashycliffhang59.exteen.com recently posted..flashycliffhang59.exteen.com

  2. Sarah Muriano
    June 27, 2013 | 5:16 am

    Excellent post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful info specifically the remaining phase :) I take care of such information a lot. I used to be looking for this certain info for a very long time. Thanks and good luck.

  3. jenny
    July 27, 2011 | 3:46 am

    I just signed up for the emails for Fluent Self and am printing the
    ebook as I type this.

    • Yael
      July 27, 2011 | 10:07 am

      So glad you found this useful. Welcome to my community, I hope you find comfort here.

  4. CRisti Comes
    May 26, 2011 | 9:36 am

    Thank you for lInking this up Yael. It’s a great resource. And congrats for being nominated for Top 25 Mental Wellness blogs. :) we’re in great company.
    Take care.
    CRisti Comes recently posted..Do Good Thursday Link Up! Bloggers Linky DoGoodThurs

    • Yael
      June 7, 2011 | 11:24 am

      So happy to be linked with you, in any way, really. hugs.

  5. Pamela Gold
    May 2, 2011 | 10:39 am

    I just signed up for the emails for Fluent Self and am printing the ebook as I type this. I need some inspiration and I’ve found it in you. Through your story and reaching out to me today I am going to heal. I am going to get through this.
    Pamela Gold recently posted..Anonymous Submissions – – One Final Release

    • Yael
      May 10, 2011 | 4:04 pm

      Yes you are! You will get through this, you will heal. you will regain your access to joy.
      I’ll be rooting for you every step of the way.

  6. Claire Moran
    March 9, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Hey Yael,
    It was so very good to hear from you.I thank you for taking me into your website.I was so touched and moved by what I saw and heard.Yours is a deep heart-felt message..that is to say not given as purely helpful info.but delivered from someone who was there and related from the heart.Someone who goes through ALL this much effort to reach out to others perhaps in the same situation is someone with a very good and very big heart who cares so very much.God bless your efforts in a very big way.I really mean that…..Yael,I never knew about your mother.I wish I had known.I’m so sorry for all you have gone through because of it but look…look how through your heart-felt eeforts you have brought so much good out of something so bad.I love you for that.Out of all a person can accomplish in their life time
    ,I believe nothing is more important or impactful than reaching a person’s heart in an effort to bring nurturing and hopefully healing.As my son would say”You rock,Yael!:-)” With much love and thanks,
    Claire M.
    P.S.Hope you don’t mind..I’m going to spread the word around in an effort to connect people with your website

    • Yael
      March 28, 2011 | 11:37 am

      Sweet Clair,

      So happy to see you visiting here, Thank you for the sweet encouragement. Means so much.
      And yes, of course, please spread the word. Much gratitude.

  7. mati daphna
    December 16, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    תודה לך, יקרה
    אוהבת אמא

  8. […] over it, and give it a new name. just like I did with the toolbox turned cookie-jar here, and the teleclass turned speakeasy . ( scrol down for how that […]

  9. faith
    October 5, 2010 | 2:21 am

    This post came up on my facebook at just the right time. Faith, positive & vigilant healthcare providers can make a difference. I am keeping faith for a positive recovery. I would recommend this website http://www.postpartumprogress.com/weblog/2010/04/the-best-complementary-alternative-medicine-treatment-options-postpartum-depression.html

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PPD Support

Phone Chats! Meetings! Love letters!

PPD to Joy is here to provide support for mothers and families struggling with guilt, anxiety, and postpartum depression.

We acknowledge the hard, disarm the guilt (UnGuilt trips!), and share cookies from the PPD kooky jar . We do all sorts of things that help give us more access to the joy of parenting. We aim to change the cultural conversation around postpartum depression. This short video is a good start.


Phone chats! The PPD SpeakEasy Support Call

Join us for our free support conference call on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The next one is on June. 15, at 8:30 pm. (click for more info and future dates)
Sign up to the mailing list to get the call details delivered directly to your inbox on the day of each call. Your email will NEVER EVER be shared, your privacy is always safe here.

Meetings! Ithaca Support Group: not just for the officially depressed.

What: A bunch of moms (and some very cute babies) getting together
Some have been diagnosed with PPD, or PPA (Postpartum Anxiety). Others haven’t quite figured out what the heck is making their lives so hard. Some of us don’t have full fledged depression, but still struggle with guilt, feelings of inadequacy, sleep deprivation, and the big difference between expectations and reality in the mother-land. Drop in, ongoing, and absolutely free.

When: On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Upcoming Dates: June 21st and July 5th, 19th. August 2nd, 16th. Our meetings will continue on this schedule throughout 2011.
Where: Jillian’s Drawers 171 East State Street, at the Center Ithaca Building on the Commons,  here in Ithaca NY. Easy, inexpensive parking at nearby municipal garages as seen on this map. (Jillian’s Drawers is at the same building as the visitors center marked by the red circle.)

Read more about the what, why, and how right here.

– – –

Like to plan ahead?  Click here for our Events Calendar

– – –

Love Letters:

How about some self-care and functional love in the comfort of your own  inbox?
Signing up for the email list (up there on the right), gets you the PPD love letters.
It’s not just a newsletter (sure, it will include call details, meeting dates and other practical things) but the main part, the heart of the letter is all about practical ideas and tools that guide you on the journey to loving and nurturing yourself. Some of the content will be utterly serious, and a lot will be totally goofy, because sometimes the most effective way to get through the pain of depression is to turn everything silly-side-up. There will be experiments, maps, and exercises. There might be things to download, print and play with, or sounds to listen to. There will be things that could be called homework (but that doesn’t do them justice).  It’s a guided functional love practice.

When the classes I’m developing will be ready, you will be the first to know.  I’m committed to always providing free and practical functional love tools and coping skills. And to keeping my paid offerings affordable.

Why practice functional love? Because when you get to really know yourself, you can start loving yourself, as you are, warts and all. The struggles don’t magically disappear, but you are no longer at their mercy. You no longer beat yourself up, making everything so much harder. You stop feeling guilty all the time. You feel better. You look better. You sleep better. And then everybody is happy, right? Especially you.

And that’s my mission. I firmly believe that when you make the mother happy, the rest of the family becomes  happier. (And yes, of course, the goodies in the letter can be practiced by the other parent as well, this is useful stuff for anybody willing to invest in self-care and getting to know him or her self better. If both parents practice these ideas, the whole family is likely to experience a kind of functional love that is so very supportive it is almost subversive.)

As always, your email address and your privacy are totally safe here. We don’t share your information with anybody, ever!

Click here for links to past Love Letters:

Faberuary 2011 March 2011 April 2011

– – –

Are you in crisis right now?

If the next meeting or call sounds like it’s in the next millennium, and you need help right now because you are in terrible pain, or are so numb that you might as well be done with everything (not true! it’s the ppdemons talking, not the real you) please call a hotline today:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.
I used to volunteer at the suicide prevention crisisline here in Ithaca. We got all the regional calls from this hotline.  The trained counselors there have compassion and resources, and they are always there, just waiting for your call. By the way, the service is totally anonymous. They won’t even ask you to tell them your name (you can tell them your name if that makes you feel more comfortable).
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/Default.aspx

Postpartum International: 1-800-944-4PPD
This is a warm line. You leave a message, and a trained volunteer calls you back within a few hours.


The best PPD resources online (or anywhere else, for that matter):

Postpartum Progress
http://www.postpartumprogress.com/
If you are struggling postpartum, this site is a life saver. I have no doubt Katherine’s work is literally saving lives. She has a great daily email called Postpartum Hope, and it’s short, sweet, and helpful. I highly recommend signing up for it.

My Postpartum Voice
http://mypostpartumvoice.co
Another lifesaver. Lauren Hale hosts #ppdchat on twitter every Monday. Now I can’t wait for Mondays. I love everything about her site, and Lauren is particularly supportive of my efforts here, so let’s give her some love back. Click, comment, spread the word. Thanks.

Postpartum Dads:
http://postpartumdads.org/
Because fathers can also get PPD.

And my favorite place on the entire world wide web:
Not postpartum oriented, but still immensely helpful. Sweet and funny, thought-provoking, simple yet subversive ideas on self-care, self-friendship, healthy self-talk, and so much more good stuff. When I’m down, that’s the first place I go for comfort online:

http://www.fluentself.com/

If you happen to be freaking out right now, click here:
http://www.fluentself.com/blog/not-hating-on-yourself/what-you-do-when-you-feel-like-dirt/

and here (free ebook with emergency calming techniques):
http://www.fluentself.com/stuff/TheFluentSelf_Calm.pdf


 

14 Responses to PPD Support
  1. flashycliffhang59.exteen.com
    September 5, 2014 | 6:05 pm

    Thanks to my father who shared with me about this website, this webpage is actually remarkable.
    flashycliffhang59.exteen.com recently posted..flashycliffhang59.exteen.com

  2. Sarah Muriano
    June 27, 2013 | 5:16 am

    Excellent post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful info specifically the remaining phase :) I take care of such information a lot. I used to be looking for this certain info for a very long time. Thanks and good luck.

  3. jenny
    July 27, 2011 | 3:46 am

    I just signed up for the emails for Fluent Self and am printing the
    ebook as I type this.

    • Yael
      July 27, 2011 | 10:07 am

      So glad you found this useful. Welcome to my community, I hope you find comfort here.

  4. CRisti Comes
    May 26, 2011 | 9:36 am

    Thank you for lInking this up Yael. It’s a great resource. And congrats for being nominated for Top 25 Mental Wellness blogs. :) we’re in great company.
    Take care.
    CRisti Comes recently posted..Do Good Thursday Link Up! Bloggers Linky DoGoodThurs

    • Yael
      June 7, 2011 | 11:24 am

      So happy to be linked with you, in any way, really. hugs.

  5. Pamela Gold
    May 2, 2011 | 10:39 am

    I just signed up for the emails for Fluent Self and am printing the ebook as I type this. I need some inspiration and I’ve found it in you. Through your story and reaching out to me today I am going to heal. I am going to get through this.
    Pamela Gold recently posted..Anonymous Submissions – – One Final Release

    • Yael
      May 10, 2011 | 4:04 pm

      Yes you are! You will get through this, you will heal. you will regain your access to joy.
      I’ll be rooting for you every step of the way.

  6. Claire Moran
    March 9, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Hey Yael,
    It was so very good to hear from you.I thank you for taking me into your website.I was so touched and moved by what I saw and heard.Yours is a deep heart-felt message..that is to say not given as purely helpful info.but delivered from someone who was there and related from the heart.Someone who goes through ALL this much effort to reach out to others perhaps in the same situation is someone with a very good and very big heart who cares so very much.God bless your efforts in a very big way.I really mean that…..Yael,I never knew about your mother.I wish I had known.I’m so sorry for all you have gone through because of it but look…look how through your heart-felt eeforts you have brought so much good out of something so bad.I love you for that.Out of all a person can accomplish in their life time
    ,I believe nothing is more important or impactful than reaching a person’s heart in an effort to bring nurturing and hopefully healing.As my son would say”You rock,Yael!:-)” With much love and thanks,
    Claire M.
    P.S.Hope you don’t mind..I’m going to spread the word around in an effort to connect people with your website

    • Yael
      March 28, 2011 | 11:37 am

      Sweet Clair,

      So happy to see you visiting here, Thank you for the sweet encouragement. Means so much.
      And yes, of course, please spread the word. Much gratitude.

  7. mati daphna
    December 16, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    תודה לך, יקרה
    אוהבת אמא

  8. […] over it, and give it a new name. just like I did with the toolbox turned cookie-jar here, and the teleclass turned speakeasy . ( scrol down for how that […]

  9. faith
    October 5, 2010 | 2:21 am

    This post came up on my facebook at just the right time. Faith, positive & vigilant healthcare providers can make a difference. I am keeping faith for a positive recovery. I would recommend this website http://www.postpartumprogress.com/weblog/2010/04/the-best-complementary-alternative-medicine-treatment-options-postpartum-depression.html

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