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Hi Lisa,

I did a blog on this, too. My link is: http://motherscribe.blogspot.com/2007/10/bloghersact-for-mothers.html

You did a very meaningful post!


Thank you so much for writing about Blog Day for the MOTHERS Act. I hope you will continue to encourage your readers to call their Senators throughout the rest of the week, as I hear that the phone lines were pretty busy today. Every single call is SO important. Thanks again for your support of women with postpartum depression!

Great post, JCK, thank you for linking it. As I just commented on your blog, I didn't experience PPD but my marriage ended after my son was born, and I learned what it was like to battle enormous emotional upheaval and not talk about it while also trying to be the whole world to my little boy.

That was agonizing, lonely and frightening, albeit in a very different way. I think that's why I care so much about this issue.

Katherine, you're right - it was impossible to get through in D.C. so I called their San Francisco offices. Thanks for all you're doing on this important issue.

I'm sorry I missed the boat on this. I just wanted to say how proud I am of you, and of BlogHer, and how honored I am to be a part, however small, of this group of people. Makes my heart happy.

Thanks for your support of the MOTHERS Act. Too often postpartum depression is a problem that goes unnoticed, and most women with PPD never receive any type of treatment. PPD is a treatable illness, and it is essential that we continue to educate ourselves and others about this important issue.

For more information on PPD, visit us at The MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.

PPD is NOT a mental illness, it is a natural occurrence of motherhood.

I would never support this intrusive bill. Screening leads inevitably to diagnosis and drugs that harm both mom and baby for Big Pharma profit. And when you are labelled mentally unstable, it's a short trip to the psych ward and losing all your rights as a human being.

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