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 PsychCentral.com and Blogs.com and has been featured on Mamapedia, BlogHer, PBS’ This Emotional Life and Health.com 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:
Melinda Roberts, author of the blog The Mommy Blog , named one of the top 50 mommy blogs by Babble.com, a regular contributor to Momversation.com and author of the book “Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood”