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It’s Not Always Rainbows and Unicorns

If you’re a mom, you know it’s not always rainbows and unicorns, but I wouldn’t trade this crazy mom journey for the world! If you are suffering from depression, please know you are not alone. There are resources and people available to help.

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Autumn’s Transparent Struggle with PPD

My moods can leave me distant from my husband and out of touch with my children and every day I have to make the conscious choice to not let my fears, my worries, my demons get ahead of me. 

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When I Realized that I am Not my Mom!

“Emergency c-section,” my doctor told me. I went completely numb. I couldn’t hear anyone. I didn’t look at anyone. Tears were just coming down. As numerous doctors and nurses were coming in, they kept asking me questions, informing me what was going to happen. But if I am being completely honest; I really didn’t hear anything they said.

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Kelly’s Story of Postpartum Depression

I’ve finally sat down to write this.  It’s not that it’s hard for me to talk about, or that I don’t want anyone to know, it’s just personal. PPD is the reason I got into blogging.  I needed an outlet, something to occupy my mind. I needed a way to find out that I wasn’t alone. Thus my first blog, The NO Drama Mama, was born. Kind of an ironic title, clearly I was experiencing drama, but whatever.

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Mental Health Resources

In recent years the ability to discuss mental health transparently amoungst women of color has been on the rise. But in some communities specifically communities of color access to information and resources can be hard to find.

In the last 10 years of my life I have been diagnosed with clinical depression, PTSD, PPD and generalized anxiety & panic disorder and have lived with these labels as part of who I am. My goal is to provide women and mothers a space to feel comfortable to share their stories openly and to feel like they are being empowered in their process. This page serves as a resource guide for you to find tips, books, phone numbers, and people to help you at whatever stage or season you are in.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. (1800)273-8255

Crisis Text Line – Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem-solving. TEXT 741741 FROM ANYWHERE IN THE USA TO TEXT WITH A TRAINED CRISS COUNSELOR.

I AM ALIVE – The focus is on suicide intervention, prevention, awareness, and education. They provide help and hope through online crisis chat, college campus, and high school events and other educational programs.

Pshcy Central – An online site for resources related to mental health disorders and diseases

Pregged – For pregnancy and beyond that is uncensored and can help moms through PPD

Drug Rehab – If you have a substance abuse issue this is a great place to find resources

Drug Rehab/ Co-Occurring Disorders – A person with a co-occurring disorder has been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and another mental health disorder.

Consumer Health Education – Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm.

Addiction Support | RehabSpot – Educating people on the alcohol abuse treatment process.

 

PsychologyToday – Find a professional to speak with and resources online for support.

 

Coming soon.

Interested in pursuing a career in mental health? Check out some of these programs below:

Guide to Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology: https://www.psychology.org/online-degrees/bachelors/

Guide to Master’s Degrees in Psychology: https://www.psychology.org/online-degrees/masters/

Guide to Doctorate Degrees in Psychology: https://www.psychology.org/online-degrees/doctorate/

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