Postpartum Mental Health

My novel, No Room for Hondo, centers around a new mother's struggles with newly diagnosed bipolar disorder in the weeks immediately following the birth of her daughter. This story was inspired by my own experience with mental illness, treatment, and the years of shame, guilt and self doubt that followed. In many ways, the book was my attempt at pushing my story onto a fictional character.

I've never written about that time on my blog. I'm not sure if I will, but I've begun gathering resources for new moms and families experiencing mental health issues. You can find help online from these sources:

Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Progress