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...

CBS News Covers PPD

CBS News did a story last night on postpartum disorders, featuring Joyce Venis and Sonia Murdock, among others. Here is a link to their online story: CBS News | Signs Of Postpartum Depression | July 29,...

Another Woman Dies Needlessly

This story just came out today in the Associated Press – thanks to my Aunt Jan for sending it to me. For those women going through a post partum disorder right now, please don’t be afraid. I thought about editing this story so it wouldn’t scare you,...