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  • Featured PSI Members: Dr. Melinda Thiam and Dr. David Hodson March 5, 2019
    Featured PSI Member: Dr. Melinda Thiam and Dr. David Hodson Dr. David Hodson (left): Department of Behavioral Health, Fort Jackson and Camp Ederle (Vicenza, Italy) and Dr. Melinda Thiam (right): PSI Support Coordinator for military families; Staff Psychiatrist, Lexington County Community Mental Health Center; Psychiatrist, Future Psych Solutions, Columbia, South Carolina   Tell us about your path and... […]
  • Featured PSI Member: Sharon Dekel, PhD December 31, 2018
    Featured PSI Member: Sharon Dekel, PhD PSI’s 2018 Susan A Hickman Memorial Awardee Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School Tell us a little about yourself outside of your work I live in Cambridge with my husband Peter and our three daughters: ten year old Anna and seven year old twins Sophie and Daniela. I... […]
  • Before and After December 27, 2018
    Before and After by Ann Smith, PSI Board President PSI BLOG December 27, 2018 33 years ago, the landscape for moms with postpartum mental illness was pretty barren. Even for me, a certified nurse midwife who lived in New York City—a city where people have access to highly specialized quality care—nobody knew anything. I felt alone... […]

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  • Marathon of Moms: Your Stories Break Down Stigma February 4, 2019
    Our first ever Marathon of Moms was a huge success and it wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support of our MMHRC community. After putting out our call for your stories of lived experience with maternal mental illness, we received submissions from women from across North America. Common Bonds and Shared Experience It was… […]
  • Alicia’s Story: Nothing About Motherhood Came Naturally to Me January 31, 2019
    After five years, I’ve lost most of the guilt that I’ve carried around for far too long; the shame that accompanies missing out on the first nine months of your baby’s life. Physically I was there and in the eyes of most observers, I was a wonderful, loving mother. Love him – I did –… […]
  • Nicole’s Story: The Emotional Roller Coaster Started Earlier Than I Expected January 30, 2019
    I was never one to get ‘baby fever’ or even know when it was a good time to have a baby. My husband and I knew we wanted to have a family but we were not sure when it would be a good time to start trying. Who is ever financially ready to start a… […]