I’m expanding the mission of Pill Baby because I’m simply not there yet–I still want to be a mom. And I want the magazine and podcast to be able to speak to women who aren’t there yet either, as well as women who are childless.
I’m getting back to basics to help both others–and myself. I’m researching the intersection of mental health and childlessness. I’ve realized to have any hope of responding to the needs I’m hearing voiced, from IVF warriors who blog about failed infertility treatments to women who are moving from childless to childfree to filmmakers who have created documentaries abou...
How do we get back on track with caring for our bodies when struggling with grief due to childlessness?
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Jody's Day worldwide friendship and support network for childless women, Gateway Women, is a great resource.
When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, my mom and my grandma attended NAMI Family-to-Family classes. It helped them navigate the uncertainty and the fear of my diagnosis with information from other family members. From nami.org: "NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a ...
This is a great video from the nationally recognized mental health nonprofit, Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. Peers were asked, among other questions, what was their experience when first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and at what point did they realize they were more than their diagnosis. It helps to hear from real people!
Join me on an adventure! I'm launching a mental health podcast for childless women.
In the first episode of Pill Baby: Mother Missed, I will a yoga therapist and university faculty member women can cope with the traumas of mental illness and childlessness. Stay tuned for more!
In this episode, I will interview the director of a grief resources nonprofit about the grieving process. I will ask her how the grieving chidlessness intersects with mental health conditions and how we can distinguish depression from grief. Stay tuned!