Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health

postpartum depression mother's day rallyThe Postpartum Progress Annual Mother’s Day Rally for Mom’s Mental Health, featuring survivors of postpartum depression and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting, was created in 2009.  It is a 24-hour celebration of the importance of emotional health for new mothers on Mother’s Day.

Each year on Mother’s Day we post one letter each hour for 24 hours straight.  These letters to new mothers are written by survivors of and experts on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, as well as by others who care about the mental health of moms.  Many are nationally-recognized, award-winning female bloggers and parenting authors.  This event is always an inspiration and source of encouragement and hope to current postpartum depression sufferers and survivors alike, and is another service of our nonprofit, Postpartum Progress Inc.

You can get some encouragement any day of the year by clicking the links below to read any of the Mother’s Day Rally letters!

2012 Rally Team:

* Rally Welcome

Dawn Greene, Mississippi Dawn

Stephanie Precourt, Adventures in Babywearing

Mary McCarthy, Pajamas & Coffee

Amber Koter-Puline, Beyond Postpartum

Ilina Ewen, Dirt & Noise

Sandra Sutherland, Not Just the Blues

Victoria Costello, Mental Health Mom Blog

Alexandra Rosas, Good Day Regular People

Miranda Wicker, Not Super Just Mom

Jill Williams Krause, Babyrabies

Fadra Nally, All Things Fadra

Jennifer M., Bipolar Mom Life

Jenna Hatfield, Stop, Drop & Blog

Kathleen Schmidt, KMSPR

Lauren Hale, My Postpartum Voice

Katie Sluiter, Sluiter Nation

Jennifer Gaskell, Tranquilamama

Erin Margolin

Robin Farr, Farewell Stranger

Jenni Chiu, Mommy Nanibooboo

Lindsay Maloan, Little Love & Luck



2011 Rally Team:

My introduction (video)

* Kimberly, All Work & No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something

* Maria Lianos-Carbone, A MotherWorld

* Jacqueline Green, Great Parenting Practices

* Joey Fortman, Real Moms Media

* Sonia Murdock, Postpartum Resource Center of New York

* Emily Elling, DesignHerMomma

* Molly Balint, Mommycoddle

* Kate Kripke, Postpartum Progress

* Molly Shalz, A Day in Mollywood

* Morra Aarons-Mele, Women and Work

* Susan Petcher, Learned Happiness

* Sharon DeVellis, The Yummy Mummy Club

* Heather King, The Extraordinary Ordinary

* Nish Weiseth, The Outdoor Wife & A Deeper Story

* Rebecca Odes, The New Mom Blog & Babble

* Grace Parson, Our Arms Wide Open

* Becky Harks, Mommy Wants Vodka & Band Back Together

* Katie Sluiter, Sluiter Nation

* Kristen Howerton, Rage Against the Minivan

* Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress

* Morgan Shanahan, The 818

* Janice Croze, 5 Minutes for Mom

* Arianne Segerman, To Think Is to Create


2010 Rally Team:

2010 Rally Introduction (with video)

* Amy Gagliardi, Lily’s Kids Inc.

* Sera, Laughing Through The Chaos

* Meeka Centimano LCSW, Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas

* Julie Hersh, Struck by Living

* Teresa Twomey, PSI Connecticut

* Ann Douglas, author of “The Mother of All” series of parenting books

* Adrienne Griffen, Postpartum Support Virginia

* Victoria Mason, The Mummy Chronicles

* Meagan Francis, The Happiest Mom

* Alison Palmer, Elliot Hospital

* Allison McDonald, No Time for Flash Cards

* Sarah Viz, In the Trenches of Mommyhood

* Mindy Roberts, The Mommy Blog & Momversation

* Ninotchka Beavers,

* Suzanne Stanard, Pretty Swell

* Marlene Freeman, MD, MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health

* Alexis Lesa, depressionsandconfessions

* Tamra Hood, Surprisingly Sane

* Beth Anne Ballance, Heir to Blair

* Jessica Zucker, PhD, PBS’ This Emotional Life

* Casey Mullins, Moosh In Indy

* Amber Koter, Beyond Postpartum

* Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress


2009 Rally Team

* Sophie In the Moonlight

* Sarah PondMama 2 Mama

* Julie GreenUp Up the Blog

* Catherine Connors, Her Bad Mother

* Diane Sanford, Real Mom Experts

* Adrienne Martini, Martini Made

* Therese Borchard, Beyond Blue

* Deb Arora, Missives from Suburbia

* Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress

* Vicki Glembocki, Blunt Force Mama

* Ann Dunnewold

* Rita Arens, Surrender Dorothy

* Lauren Hale, My Postpartum Voice

* Karen Kleiman, Postpartum Stress Center

* Leslie, Mrs. Flinger

* Tara Mock

* Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, Baby on Bored

* Dora Thorn, Spin Me I Pulsate

* John McManamy, McMan Web

* Trisha Ashworth & Amy Nobile

* Ivy Shih-Leung, Ivy’s PPD Blog

* Sue McRoberts, Totally New Moms

* Susan Stone, Perinatal Pro

* Erika Krull, Psych Central


If you have any questions or comments about the Mother’s Day Rally, or would like to join a future team, please email me at