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PPD Journey

I want to share with you my brief experience from within the psych ward. I started writing a book about it once, but it was too emotionally exhausting, so I put it away. Maybe someday I'll get back to it. I wrote in my journal while I was there, and when I got home, I used those entries to start a new blog (this one). I was in the throes of postpartum depression, but mostly a miserable marriage, and the after-effects of infidelity. My marriage didn't end up working out, but that's another story. 

I don't necessarily want to tell the world about my dark place, but if it will help ANYONE at all, it will be worth exposing myself. 

If you're interested in reading, or sharing this (I'm not shy), you can either start at the first link and then just click "newer post" at the bottom of each blog page you read, or you can click through them all in order, separately (listed below):

Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk? [Start here] 
Lesson: Unintended
CRU Journal Entry #1: Checked-In 
CRU Journal Entry #2: Conversation
CRU Journal Entry #3: Realization
CRU Journal Entry #4: Longest Night
CRU Journal Entry #5: Awake
CRU Journal Entry #6: Progress
Post-CRU thoughts: "Girl, Interrupted"
I have come such an incredibly long way since 2010 when I wrote these, but I'll forever be grateful for the perspective I gained in the midst of people who had legitimately let their minds go. If you are reading this, wondering if you are, in fact, crazy. I assure you, you are not. And to seek help, and friendship. 

The Mother's Postpartum Depression Bill of Rights is a great place to start.

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