Postpartum depression may get more attention in public airwaves, but postpartum anxiety is actually more common. If you’re a new parent coping with overwhelming worry and self-doubt, research-based mindfulness techniques can begin to turn things around.
Learn more about postpartum depression and anxiety including resources and how to cope.
This week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week, a week dedicated to increasing awareness and knowledge of mental health issues to help decrease stigma. This campaign, organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), encourages people to learn more, see people for who they are (not their illness) and advocate for equal care.
Today will be my first Mother’s Day as a mother. As a new mother, I appreciate the holiday. Being a parent is really hard work and although I am fortunate to be surrounded by people that tell me what a good job I’m doing, an actual day dedicated to others showing their appreciation feels great.