Dr. Walker Karraa has been a profound inspiration to me over the past year. She’s gutsy, brilliant (it ain’t easy to earn a doctorate, work *and* be a mom among other things) and totally original. She’s a postpartum/perinatal expert widely respected in the field. Please check out her latest post from the cutting-edge website she created, Stigmama.com. It will stir up your brain cells and get you thinking, I guarantee it. Take care and stay cool today in this heatwave if you’re in California like I am!
dyane In October 2007, I was diagnosed with postpartum bipolar one disorder (also called bipolar disorder, peripartum onset), hospitalized seven times, took over 30 meds & had two rounds of ECT. I'm doing much better these days! My book "Birth of a New Brain - Healing from Postpartum Bipolar" will be published by Post Hill Press on October 10th, 2017. (It's available for pre-sales on Amazon.) As a freelance writer, I've profiled luminaries including Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, SARK, and Anthony Bourdain. My articles have appeared in "Good Times," "Growing Up In Santa Cruz," "Scotts Valley/San Lorenzo Valley Press Banner," "Central Coast Parent", and "Fit" magazine. I've been honored as a "Story of Hope and Recovery" by the International Bipolar Foundation, a DBSA Life Unlimited and a PsychCentral Mental Health Hero, but the accomplishment I'm most proud of is getting out of bed every day and caring for my two young children and Lucy, our Scottish collie.