When a Woman in Your Life Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression

I knew something was wrong pretty early after giving birth to N. But instead of admitting it to myself I buried my depression under mountains of guilt, shame and embarrassment. It was a very dark time in which I blamed my inability to be the perfect mom on my shortcomings and personality flaws. I hid away in my room…

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Maybe No One Talks About Postpartum Depression Enough Because No One Is Actually Sure if They Have it

If you have had yourself a baby, then you've likely experienced the infamous "hormone crash" that comes with it — the out-of-this-world soar of humanity-affirming juice that makes you feel pain-free, lightweight and crazy in love with your offspring, followed by the swift, unceremonious thud of reality that hits a few…