My rainy day letter has been added to the other lovely letters written by other PPD sufferers/survivors! Please, go read it here: http://www.ppdtojoy.com/blog/nicoles-letter/
While you’re there, read the other wonderful letters, and the one that started it all: http://www.ppdtojoy.com/blog/setbacks/
Yael is awesome, and I hope you take the time to read more on her site, especially about the PPD SpeakEasy. Here is a sample of who Yael is, and what she does:
Yael Saar lost her mother to postpartum depression when she was 6. Years later, when she had kids, Yael struggled with PPD and almost followed in her mother’s footsteps. She survived her suicide attempt and went on to become a silly-side-up mama on a mission: to disarm postpartum depression and anxiety by removing guilt and shame from parenting. Yael served as a national suicide prevention hotline volunteer before she started sharing her story (with coping skills from a kooky jar!) at www.ppdtojoy.com. She is @yaelsaar on twitter and you can also find her at www.facebook.com/ppdtojoy
Yael hosts a monthly PPD support phone chat called the PPD SpeakEasy. It’s free, confidential, and loving. Join the conversation or just listen if you are shy, because there is nothing quite like listening to other mothers who “get it.” This chat happens on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Eastern. In September, to celebrate her birthday, Yael will be holding 3 SpeakEasy chats. Mark your calendar: in addition to the usual 2nd Tuesday evening call (Sept.13 at 8:30 pm) extra chats will be held on Sunday September 18 at 2:00pm, and Tuesday September 27 at noon (all times are Eastern). The intention is to cater to the needs of mothers with varying lifestyles and time-zones.
For more info and sign up for the call click here: http://www.ppdtojoy.com/support/speakeasy-call/
Thank you, Yael, for including me. You’re quite the inspiration to so many of us, so I appreciate you adding me to your inspiration. Much love, mama!