Dr. Phil

I sent the following e-mail to Dr. Phil today. I sent a similar one to Oprah probably a year ago and never heard back. We’ll see what happens … Dr. Phil, Why is it that the bill to pass the Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care...

By the Numbers

In so many books and articles and news programs you hear the statistic: approximately 10-15% of women suffer from postpartum disorders, including postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis and postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder. What bothers me about that...

From One State to 50

Did you know that last year the State of Texas enacted legislation, House Bill 341 (also known as the “Andrea Yates Bill) that requires healthcare providers who treat pregnant women to provide them with resource information regarding counseling for postpartum...

Prison vs. Hospital

In the August 9, 2004 issue of People, there is a story about Andrea Yates called “Her Private Hell”. She has recently lost 30 pounds by refusing to eat, reportedly because she was upset about the forthcoming three-year anniversary of the death of her...

Carol’s Park

Carol Blocker is trying to get a small, neglected playlot in the Hyde Park area of Chicago renovated and named after her daughter, Melanie Blocker Stokes, who as you may recall killed herself while going through a terrible bout of postpartum psychosis. She has met...