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Mother's Day Rally: grab a comfy seat and charge your laptop battery!

Posted May 03 2010 10:27am

This Mother’s Day, the 2nd annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health will be held online, featuring 24 open letters to new mothers on the importance of maternal mental health.  On May 9th, Postpartum Progress will post a different “Letter to New Moms” each hour on the hour for 24 hours straight, each letter offering personal stories, humor, experience or tips on the importance of mental health during pregnancy and postpartum.  All of the letters will be written by survivors of and experts on postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and postpartum psychosis, as well as others who care about the emotional well-being of moms and moms-to-be...(and I am one of them!!!).  Postpartum Progress is the most widely-read blog in the United States on postpartum depression.

Postpartum Progress , founded in 2004, is the most comprehensive peer resource available for pregnant and new mothers suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  It has been ranked as one of the top 10 mental health blogs on the internet by and and has been featured on Mamapedia, BlogHer, PBS’ This Emotional Life and among others.  Katherine Stone, a survivor of postpartum OCD and founder of Postpartum Progress, was selected by WebMD as one of its 2008 Health Heroes for her advocacy work.
Full Participant List:
  1. Melinda Roberts, author of the blog The Mommy Blog , named one of the top 50 mommy blogs by, a regular contributor to and author of the book “Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood”
  2. Meagan Francis, author of the blog The Happiest Mom
  3. Casey Mullins, author of the blog Moosh in Indy
  4. Blair, author of the blog Heir to Blair , an editor’s pick at
  5. Sarah Vizbeck, author of the blog In the Trenches of Mommyhood
  6. Allison McDonald, author of the blog No Time for Flashcards and contributor to
  7. Ann Douglas, author of “ The Mother of All Parenting Books ” and “The Mother of All Baby Books”
  8. Victoria Mason, author of the blog The Mummy Chronicles
  9. Suzanne, author of the blog Pretty Swell
  10. Sera, author of the blog Laughing Through the Chaos
  11. Tamra, author of the blog Surprisingly Sane
  12. Julie Hersh, author of the book Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope
  13. Jessica Zucker, PhD, psychologist and contributor to PBS’ This Emotional Life
  14. Marlene Freeman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health
  15. Meeka Centimano, LCSW, social worker and founder of Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas
  16. Teresa Twomey, author of Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness
  17. Alison Palmer, RN, Elliot Hospital Postpartum Emotional Support Program (NH)
  18. Adrienne Griffin, founder of Postpartum Support of Virginia
  19. Alexis, author of the blog Depressions and Confessions
  20. Amber Koter, author of the blog Beyond Postpartum
  21. Ninotchka Beavers, author of the blog Cease Cows, Life is Short!
  22. Amy Gagliardi, MD
  23. Katherine Stone, author of the blog Postpartum Progress , guest editor on postpartum depression for  

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