My Six-Point Plan To Lose 40 Pounds And Write A Book in 12 Months Which We Should Totally Do Together

Shit’s getting real now. It’s one thing to share what my new year's resolutions and goals are for 2019, and it’s quite another to actually begin working towards achieving them. And it’s already mid-January! In order to achieve my goals of weight loss and a novel by the end of 2019, I know I need … Continue reading My Six-Point Plan To Lose 40 Pounds And Write A Book in 12 Months Which We Should Totally Do Together

Canadian Moms Need A Political Champion To Fight For Their Mental Health

HuffPost Canada By: Patricia Tomasi 2018-09-19 Kismet. In the end, that's what advocates say was the key to getting a political champion and national strategy for maternal mental health in the United States. "It was like Drake's song, 'God's Plan'," said Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, former advocacy chair of the U.S. National Coalition for Maternal Mental … Continue reading Canadian Moms Need A Political Champion To Fight For Their Mental Health

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 Mom With Postpartum Depression Asked For Help. Her Nurse Called The Cops

The Huffington Post Canada By Patricia Tomasi 01/22/2018   It's every mom with postpartum depression's worst nightmare: seeking help only to have children's aid called, or worse, the cops. And that's what happened to Jessica Porten of Sacramento, California this past weekend. "I thought it was very excessive, but I was told that the ER was where … Continue reading A Mom With Postpartum Depression Asked For Help. Her Nurse Called The Cops

Canada Is Lagging On Perinatal Depression Screening, Advocates Say

"Women in Canada are getting the short straw, time and time again." The Huffington Post Canada By Patricia Tomasi 01/22/2018 When Tara Mandarano of Richmond Hill, Ont., was five months pregnant, she gathered up the courage to tell her ob-gyn that she was feeling "incredibly anxious" all the time. She was embarrassed to mention it, she said, … Continue reading Canada Is Lagging On Perinatal Depression Screening, Advocates Say

Postpartum Depression Isn’t Normal, It’s Complicated

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Patricia Tomasi 02/11/2017 When a friend says postpartum depression is normal, I get disappointed. When a psychologist says postpartum depression is normal, I get worried. When a New York Times best selling author and former U.S. congressional candidate with hundreds of thousands of followers says that postpartum depression is normal, … Continue reading Postpartum Depression Isn’t Normal, It’s Complicated

A Massive Postpartum Depression Study Has Just Opened In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada  | By Patricia Tomasi 04/27/2017 Postpartum depression is a global problem, and that's never been more apparent. Today, Canada joins the U.S. and Australia in the largest international postpartum depression (PPD) study to date that’s using smartphones and ‘spit kits’ to collect data and DNA samples from women who have suffered from … Continue reading A Massive Postpartum Depression Study Has Just Opened In Canada

Ignore the hype about epidurals — we still don’t know what causes postpartum depression

CBC News | By Patricia Tomasi 11/22/2016 An unpublished study suggests that epidurals “may” help reduce PPD in “some” women It's time to set the record straight: labour pain and epidurals do not cause or prevent postpartum depression (PPD). No one knows what causes postpartum depression. And no one knows what can prevent it. So please, stop … Continue reading Ignore the hype about epidurals — we still don’t know what causes postpartum depression

Study On Pregnancy And Antidepressants Is First Of Its Kind

The Huffington Post Canada  | By Patricia Tomasi 11/18/2016 I remember making the decision to wean off antidepressants before trying to get pregnant. No one helped me make that decision. It was something I did myself because I was scared that antidepressants might harm my baby. I had been on medication for a year for panic … Continue reading Study On Pregnancy And Antidepressants Is First Of Its Kind