If so, that’s understandable. It can be scary to ask for help. It can be scary to just admit to yourself that you are suffering and may need help. But, if you are, know that you can feel so much better than you do now, and probably sooner than you might expect. Perinatal mood and […]
Have you ever had a disturbing thought about harm coming to your new baby? Maybe you envisioned dropping him or had a fleeting thought of hitting your child when she was on hour two of screaming. Or maybe you worry about other people hurting your baby and find it hard to hand her over to […]
Happy New Year to you All! 2017 was a productive and exciting year for PSI Georgia, and 2018 is shaping up to be even better! Here are some of the highlights of how we are working to serve moms and families in our state: WEBSITE LAUNCH One of our greatest successes was to launch our […]
We’re officially heading into the holiday season! And for many, the holidays is a time of increased stress. There’s the juggling of holiday party schedules, finances and gift giving, attending holiday recitals, and lots more…plus, there’s the expectation to do it all with a smile on your face! If you’re not mindful, you run the […]
Pregnancy loss. We all know it happens. Either it’s part of your own story, or likely you know someone who survived one (or several). It actually happens more than we care to discuss. Pregnancy loss, or miscarriage, affects a 25% of women who have been pregnant by age 39. This means that 1 in every […]
Repost from article written by Gracie Bonds Staples (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tuesday, September 05, 2017). The pregnancies were pretty easy except Amy Corn felt unusually anxious. About germs. About death. The dark moments first surfaced in 2008 when Corn was pregnant with her daughter and again in 2011 while pregnant with her son. “There were days when […]
This spring, I was so excited to be awarded a scholarship to participate for the first time in Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C with the National Coalition of MMH. The goal of this year was to educate and nudge individual state Congress people to appropriate funding for the 21st Century Cures Act, […]
I am so excited to introduce you to our new Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter (PSI GA) Board. Before I get ahead of myself in telling you all of our ambitions of our Board, let me tell you how it all began. First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Elizabeth O’Brien, and I am proud to be serving as the acting president of the newly formed PSI GA Chapter Board. I am also a therapist in Atlanta (Grant Park), specializing in Maternal Mental Health.