Hannah’s Story

Written by Hannah Hardy-Jones Five years ago, after the birth of my first child, I thought my kite was damaged beyond repair because of a crippling and rare mental illness. Today my kite is soaring and I would like to share with you the journey I took to rebuild that broken kite. Hello. I’m Hannah. […] Read more…

Kristina’s Story

Written by Kristina Delaney My Experience with Postpartum Psychosis It was Friday of Memorial Day weekend and I was to spend the weekend with my two children, parents, and sister at the beach without my husband because he had to work. Divinely, I was glued to my chair on the front porch of our town […] Read more…

Mandy’s Story

Written by Mandy Meelz I’m a new mom of a crazy-cute little girl. And the months leading up to her birth were ones filled with a medley of extreme nausea, quite a lot of fights with my husband (we’re a whole other story) and Pinteresting my dream nursery (which I still only use for changing […] Read more…

Daisy’s Story

Written by Daisy Montgomery Ashton was not yet home from the NICU, but I had been discharged from the hospital for about a week. I had always been a vivid dreamer, so I assumed it was simply my brain’s way of coping with the stress of not having our baby home. I did not think […] Read more…

Brooke’s Depression Story

Every few weeks I have a visitor to my bedroom. It’s a him. I don’t know how a black amorphous body can have a gender but I know this one does. And when I wake up in the morning and see him at the foot of my bed I know I won’t be able to […] Read more…

Jen’s Depression Story

Until motherhood, I had never been depressed, but looking back at my life, that’s not really true. I had just never been formally diagnosed by a professional. I can remember plenty of days where I felt sad and didn’t want to do anything but curl up in bed. I didn’t want to talk to anyone […] Read more…

Q&A with Olivia Siegl: Every Mum Has the Right to Enjoy Motherhood

Watch Olivia Siegl, writer, blogger, warrior mom of two precious girls, author of the amazing new book, Bonkers and founder of The Every Mum Movement chat with MOTHERHOOD | UNDERSTOOD about all things maternal mental health, Bonkers, and the movement that was born out of her battle with postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Find Olivia on Facebook, Instagram and […] Read more…