Kate Spade, the fashion designer, was found dead at age 55 in her apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide.
I am so sorry for her, for her family and all those who love her. She left behind a note…for her 13 year old daughter, Page Six reported, telling her that her mother’s death was not her fault. If that doesn’t make your heart go into painful knots, I don’t know what would. In the aftermath of a tragedy like this, so many idle tongues will wag. They’ll spread garbage like, “Kate Spade was… >> Read More
Postpartum depression is extremely common. To be precise, 11 to 20% of women who give birth each year have symptoms--and since there's about 15% of 4 million live births in the US each year, this…equates to roughly 600,000 women, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Celia Behar was one of these women. Like these women, she was prescribed an anti-depressant (Prozac in particular), but as she described, it was like "a Band-Aid" and didn't really solve the problem. She went on to tell Cosmopolitan: "I could never really relax. But it… >> Read More
Postpartum depression is real (and under Trumpcare, it's a preexisting condition). Sadly, many moms often don't speak up about their postpartum depression struggles, in fear of sounding as if they…don't enjoy being moms. This is why it's so important that one mom in Ohio dug deep recently in a viral Facebook post. Earlier this month, Kathy DiVincenzo shared two photos taken by her photographer friend, Danielle Fantis. One photo shows DiVincenzo in a classic "mom instagram" type pose, dressed up and smiling in a spotless house. But… >> Read More
Within the past few days, I have run into people I have not seen in a while and was complemented on how “great” I look. The truth is that I do not feel great, and my anxiety is quite high as I am…adjusting some of my medications. I simply smiled and said, “Thank you” and went on with my day. Because really, does anyone want to hear anything other than “thank you?” I could have said, “Thanks so much but my outside does not match my inside right now. I am obsessively thinking about what to make… >> Read More
What happens when Mental Health Awareness Month ends? Certainly, nothing changes in the earth’s rotation or how much laundry there is to take care of. People are, hopefully, more aware of mental…illness, stigma, and how socioeconomic standing can hinder treatment, which is all wonderful and necessary, but on a personal level, a great deal has changed in the past month. I feel recovered from my depression, but still have some struggles related to it. I also have to contend with another diagnosis, though, which is borderline… >> Read More