Knowing where to turn in a crisis is very difficult, but it's important to seek help as early as possible. If you are worried about your safety or that of your child, contact one of these resources right away.
NATIONAL CRISIS TEXT LINE:
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Website
NYC Well Hotline
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), Press 2
Postpartum depression and anxiety don't always fit our typical image of what mental health concerns look like. New mothers are often busy, surrounded by people, and doing their best to appear happy and well, even when they are struggling immensely on the inside. Thanks to a recent post by online resource www.postpartumprogress.com, we can look out for the subtler signs that might be related to PPD.
Mom and Mind by Dr. Kat Kaeni is an excellent resource for parents as well as practitioners!
For the up to 25% of new moms who struggle to breastfeed or choose not to do so, it can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even shameful to feed your baby with a bottle of formula in public. This article captures this experience and offers tips for communicating with others and reducing internal criticism. A must- read for any parent working on flexibility, self-acceptance, and finding what works for YOU.
Read it here.