Happiness

Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave

So I was browsing the interwebs for information on anti-depressant medications from a student services point of view (I work as an advisor and many of my students take medications in the SSRI and SNRI categories.) I came across a Duke University Psychological Services Page that goes through Anti-Depressant Medication Questions & Answers.  I thought it… Continue reading Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave

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Happiness, Physical Wellness

Your Mental Health On Maternity Leave: What is a Real Funk Like?

One of my goals with The Great Maternity Leave, from the get-go, was to step into a place of total openness, transparency, and authenticity. Something I think is so badly needed in our world - and that is happening in leaps and bounds thanks to the internet 🙂 and of course, really brave people. It's f*cking… Continue reading Your Mental Health On Maternity Leave: What is a Real Funk Like?

Essays, Happiness, Physical Wellness, Sleep

The Great Maternity Leave Essays: Treat Your Mental Health Like a Project!

  Why read this article?  I talk about being high risk for post-partum depression (PPD), why the symptoms are not easy to pick up on until you have hindsight, the subtle barriers to getting help, what it's like taking SSRIs and a multi-pronged approach that worked for me. I had the most unbelievable, awesome experiences… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Essays: Treat Your Mental Health Like a Project!