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Moms Mental Health Initiative

We get it. As moms who have experienced perinatal mood and anxiety disorders such as PPD and PPA personally and helped others professionally, we can imagine what you’re going through now. We have been there. We are familiar with the pain and darkness of these illnesses, as well as the hopelessness. We also know it gets better, a lot better. Finding the right treatment and support means finding the joy and peace you deserve. If feeling an ounce of hope is what it takes to make it through another day, we want to provide that hope to as many moms as we can. We started Moms Mental Health Initiative because we want to help more moms reach the light at the end of this dark and lonely tunnel. We know how difficult finding the right help can be, so we want to make the task easier. Above all, we want you to be confident knowing that the process of recovery will help you come into a “new normal” and—although it is hard to see—you will gain wisdom along the way. If you need someone to talk to, there are many resources to call on—at any time. We can be a support and connect you to those resources as well.
Moms Mental Health Initiative
Moms Mental Health Initiative
"I’ve admittedly had a few mom meltdowns and I know there are more to come but I’m built for this. I’m so much stronger than I used to give myself credit for. And admitting that I feel off isn’t a sign of weakness but rather an indication of wisdom." #mmhimke

https://www.essence.com/health-and-wellness/postpartum-depression-journey/
Moms Mental Health Initiative
Moms Mental Health Initiative
"We get the work done that is absolutely necessary and we leave the rest. We fight back the worries and anxious thoughts with the help we need, whether that be in counseling, keeping abreast of self-care or reaching out to other mothers who have been through it all." #mmhimke

https://www.mother.ly/life/postpartum-anxiety-is-real
Moms Mental Health Initiative
Moms Mental Health Initiative
***NEW BLOG POST!***

Thank you to Talia, one of our warrior mamas, for bravely sharing her story.

"When I became a mom, I thought I’d know what to do. I expected to instantly love my son in the way they talk about in movies. I believed I’d be over the moon with motherhood. It turns out that although my journey would be nothing like that, this broken and worn path I’ve had to take has ended up being even more exceptional and gratifying. Each moment…each milestone is even more meaningful now."

https://momsmentalhealthmke.org/a-story-of-hope-talias-story-love-takes-time/
Moms Mental Health Initiative
Moms Mental Health Initiative
"The biggest predictors of postpartum depression are a lack of support and of opportunities to spend time with other people which is exactly what we are imposing on people right now." #mmhimke

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/postpartum-depression-pandemic_ca_5ea87d26c5b64b7b94966211
Moms Mental Health Initiative
Moms Mental Health Initiative
"This is the story I needed to read when I was younger. I needed an account of a mentally ill mom who didn’t make her own health or her baby’s worse simply by being who she was. But I couldn’t find it anywhere, so I assumed it never happened." #mmhimke

https://news.yahoo.com/mental-illness-still-amazing-mom-070911191.html
Moms Mental Health Initiative
Moms Mental Health Initiative
"When I work with women on setting boundaries and saying no, the most common push-back I get is “but I’ll feel so bad.” And this is 100% true. But guilt is just a feeling that you feel. It’s not a moral compass. Just because you feel guilty does not mean you are doing something wrong." #mmhimke

https://www.romper.com/p/new-moms-need-to-set-boundaries-now-more-than-ever-22891539