500, 499, 498, 497 - “Please, just go to sleep.” Chris’s voice comes through the darkness. He must have heard me moving, trying to find comfort ...
A postpartum memoir by Amanda Cadran
Based on true experiences after her son was born in May 2012, Bird in a House is Amanda Cadran’s upcoming memoir about postpartum depression and anxiety, and the many small miracles along the way that helped her survive those most difficult times. A work in progress, Amanda is honored to share excerpts from her working drafts here on her blog.
- Summer 2012: Running from Fear The thing about calling a warm line is that, by its nature, it’s something you do when you need help, or someone you care about needs help. And leaving a message is a leap ofRead More »
- June 19, 2012 The day of my appointment with Dr. O’Connor marked a turning point in my life. It was the day that I received and filled the Zoloft prescription, not knowing the terrifying effects it would have on me.Read More »
- June 19, 2012 – Part II I want to sing my own song that’s all, cried the bird and flew into a wall. There must be some way out, he cried, and his desperation echoed down the hall. T. Sheaffer,Read More »
Find your calling! There were many times during Amanda’s longest days that she couldn’t imagine being whole again, but she recovered with the help of advocates who fought for her recovery. Now, she invites you to learn more about advocacy
Resources to help expecting and new moms cope with maternal mental health issues vary from one state to another, but fortunately, there are several international organizations and other groups that can help you find the right providers and local support.
Stay current with regular updates from writers, advocates, experts and maternal mental health crusaders. Check here for topical news items personally handpicked by the Bird in a House to focus on healing and renewal in all aspects of your life. October