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!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

In Memory of Mothers who Suffered with PPMD

Please join me in this online memorial on  August 14, 2013.  We have chosen this day in honour of a Mother who lost her life on this day last year, leaving behind a distraught husband, an 18 month old daughter and a 5 year old son. They live in India. She worked in the medical field; which is an indication of the lack of awareness and support there. Unfortunately, she is not the only one.

Her husband Rajesh, and his friends started a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aboutpostpartum?fref=ts  to help promote awareness and reduce stigma.

Please help us spread the word on this day. One share will go a long way.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.