Hello and Welcome to my blog. I am glad that you are here.

I am a mom who has experienced Postpartum Depression/Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD). I am now a Postpartum Depression Awareness & Support Activist.

I entitled my blog "It Takes A Village" in reference to the African proverb that is so commonly known. I feel very strongly that we as a society have set very high standards and expectations of new mothers to take care of their children on their own, without support or help after the first week or so.

I think we have it backwards: New Mom's need respite and support whether they are well or not. We need support and encouragement, and someone to relieve us so that we can get some sleep and time to rejuvienate.

My aim with this blog is to bring awareness to the world, and support to other Moms (and possibly Dads) that are going through this experience. I am passionate about reducing stigma as it creates the barrier that keeps women silent and suffering. I want Moms to feel safe enough to share their story and get the support and help they need to get better.

I encourage you, if you believe you may be experiencing more than the "baby blues" to seek out help. You will not be judged or criticized. The goal of all list here on this blog are to support you and help you heal so that you may live the life you dreamed of with your child.

This blog is a work in progress, please check in often to see more updates and new information!

Monday, March 7, 2011

On the same page…
Living with PMD
Postpartum Mood Disorder not only affects the person with it,

but also the loved ones around them.
It takes a team to raise a family, but that team needs to be on “the same page”.

 Are you finding it hard to understand your partner with PMD?
 Do you want to learn 3 key strategies to work together for the good of your children and family?

Join us for an afternoon session presented by:
Brain Russell, Chair of the Father Involvement Initiative of Ontario

Saturday April 16th, 2011, 2-4pm
Brittany Glen OEYC
5632 Tenth Line West, Mississauga,

Child Minding provided ,Light refreshments provided

Please call 905-822-1114 to register by April 10th

Limited to 30 families: Register EARLY to secure your spot!

Session hosted by the Mississauga Parent Child Resource Centres & the Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program

in partnership with Caledon Parent Child Centre, Malton Neighbourhood Services, Brampton Neighbourhood Resource Centre &

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

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