My dear virtual friend at Heir to Blair just spent a little time in a psychiatric hospital for treatment of postpartum depression with psychotic features. She has openly shared her experience in a couple of places and I really wanted you to see this. Why? Because hospitalization is not the end. It’s a beginning. Having experienced it myself, I realize it’s no day at the beach. There are other, better places we’d all prefer to be. But it won’t kill you, and it can help you get better.

I’m so proud of her for being willing to take all the steps necessary for her to get better.

Heir to Blair: “How I Spent My Spring Break”

Blogging for PPD Awareness, Day the Last: Blair’s guest post on the blog Not Super … Just Mom(while you’re there you can check out some of the other great posts written by survivors last week)

Oh, and if you’d like to read about my experience in the psych ward, click here for “Straight Talk About Hospitalization & Postpartum Depression”.