From the outside, her life looks kinda like a modern day fairy tale!
Negation of Pregnancy or Denial of Pregnancy: Is it real?
I was busy over at Science and Sensibility this week with a guest post as a Perinatal Mental Health contributor.
Pregnant Families: Are You Wondering What the Options are for Childbirth Providers and Settings?
This is info-graphic, from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, a part of the National Institute of Sciences, provides a quick glance at where women in the United States give birth and the types of providers who assist them.
There is also a short list of what factors can create a high-risk pregnancy.
Returning Veterans, PTS/PTSD and Post-Traumatic Growth
From my guest post on the ReGroup Therapy site:
Mindbody practices support people on multiple levels. Relaxation practices slow the reactivity of the stress response down.
Harriet Jacobs lived a brutal and extraordinary life. Her story is appalling, sad, fascinating and inspiring all at once. Harriett’s life is all about the hardships of being a female piece of property. She writes intentionally in a women’s voice, highlighting gender issues. She hoped to appeal to free white women, to help them understand the abject cruelty of slavery and urgency of the abolitionist movement. Amy Post, an early feminist who attended the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, encouraged to tell her story. Amy Post was a Quaker and an active abolitionist.
This book is a true gem of early feminism and historical significance. I found it for $3.50 at the bookstore at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. First published in 1861 under the pseudonym of Linda Brent, it’s one of the few personal accounts written by a woman born into slavery in the southern United States. There are hardly any first-person accounts from American slaves, as most didn’t read or write.
I love this book. The co-authors seamlessly intertwine a full spectrum of education and complex issues associated with living with and the treatment of bipolar 1 disorder within the story of their true emotional and personal lived experiences.
It’s an important work. It contributes to the conversation about the reality of the existence of mental illness, the deplorable lack of available adequate professional treatment, and the skewed social policies and civil rights laws surrounding the care of those with mental illness in the United States.