There's a wonderful place online for moms to share their stories of dealing with postpartum depression. It's on the Postpartum Progress website , created by Katherine Stone, in a section called "Warrior Moms." I love that. We are truly warrior moms for having survived something as insidious and destructive as postpartum depression. And we've come out through the other side even stronger than we thought possible.
I'd encourage all new moms to visit this site and read these other moms' powerful stories. I was especially touched by Victoria's story . After having suffered PPD twice, she faced a third pregnancy with much courage and the strength of solid resources and support.
It's not easy to share such personal stories, especially when it comes to a condition that carries a social stigma such as postpartum depression. Not many new moms want to admit that their entrance into motherhood wasn't picture perfect or exactly what they'd expected. I'm proud of these "Warrior Moms" who have spoken out about their experiences in order to help spread awareness. It's only when we create and promote conversations about PPD that we'll finally be able to eradicate it through awareness and prevention.