I am so excited about this!! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now and haven’t noticed my passion for postpartum depression advocacy, then, well, you really haven’t been reading, have you? Busted.
If you have not been reading for that long, then the obvious is now stated – now you know! :)
On Mother’s Day, Katherine Stone at Postpartum Progress is hosting the first annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health. On that day, for twenty-four hours on the hour, a letter for new moms will be posted – each written by different featured authors, experts, advocates, bloggers, and survivors (some hold more than one of those roles). These letters are meant to encourage, advise, educate or even make a new mom laugh. I think this is a wonderful idea and I cannot wait to read them!
Katherine also asked if I would participate by submitting a letter. *wow* To be included among such amazing people and writers is incredibly humbling to me and I was utterly thrilled to be asked.
Another exciting tidbit: this has already been picked up by the Associated Press in a related article and will soon appear in other media outlets! Woohoo!
My request to you? Spread the word about this great project, especially if you have a new mom in your life – whether she is a mom-in-waiting, a new mom with a new baby, or a new mom again. This is about the overall mental health of the new mom, to encourage those hurting from a postpartum mood disorder, to encourage those who may not have have one but who are simply discouraged, and to educate everyone. You can grab the “bloggy bling” that Katherine designed above and link to her blog – head there on Mother’s Day!
See you there!