Please Don’t Take Gwyneth Paltrow’s Advice On Postpartum Depression

HuffPost Canada By: Patricia Tomasi  09/28/2018 In a recent People magazine article, Gwyneth Paltrow is quoted as saying that following her diagnosis of postpartum depression, she chose alternative therapies instead of medication and it worked. While I applaud Paltrow's ability to overcome postpartum depression, I think her holier than thou implication that downward dogs over drugs … Continue reading Please Don’t Take Gwyneth Paltrow’s Advice On Postpartum Depression

Charlize Theron’s Movie ‘Tully’ Angers Maternal Mental Health Advocates

Huffington Post By Patricia Tomasi 04/25/2018 Warning: this post contains plot spoilers about the movie "Tully." Maternal mental health advocates are fuming over Hollywood's latest depiction of postpartum depression in the movie "Tully," starring Charlize Theron, set to hit theatres May 4th. "It makes my blood boil," Lisa Tremayne, co-founder of the Bloom Foundationand director … Continue reading Charlize Theron’s Movie ‘Tully’ Angers Maternal Mental Health Advocates

A Mental Ward Is No Place For Moms With Postpartum Depression

The Huffington Post Canada  | By Patricia Tomasi 05/17/2016 Want to know what kind of treatment Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere is getting in postpartum depression (PPD) rehab? I imagine it's not a vacation but a pretty swank treatment centre where Hayden entered for a second time to deal with PPD late last week. Last Friday, I … Continue reading A Mental Ward Is No Place For Moms With Postpartum Depression

I Dream Of A Day All Mothers Are Entitled To PPD Rehab

The Huffington Post Canada  | By Patricia Tomasi 05/13/2016 Rehab for postpartum depression. Wouldn't that be nice? I don't remember being given the option. I do remember getting a weird look, being brushed off, handed a script and sent home. I can only imagine (fantasize) what rehab for postpartum depression looks like. A limo arrives at … Continue reading I Dream Of A Day All Mothers Are Entitled To PPD Rehab

Is Kim Right? Would Eating My Placenta Have Stopped My Postpartum Depression?

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Patricia Tomasi 05/10/2015 I'm not having any more kids, so I'll never know. But still. I have to know. Would eating my placenta have stopped my postpartum depression? Kim Kardashian seems to think so. So last night I took to Facebook and randomly surveyed women on their experiences. I got … Continue reading Is Kim Right? Would Eating My Placenta Have Stopped My Postpartum Depression?