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Welcome to the Mom & Mind Podcast!

This podcast focuses on the Maternal Mental Health struggles related to becoming pregnant, being pregnant, birth and early parenthood. We talk about all of the stuff that you wish someone would have told you BEFORE you tried to be pregnant or have a baby. Postpartum depression is only part of the story.

The goal of this podcast to put all of this info out in the open. There’s no need to hide these very human experiences…so many people deal with these struggles. So, the podcast provides real life stories of moms, dads and family AND we will talk with experts, leaders and advocates in the field of maternal mental health and maternal health. You deserve to be informed!!!!

For more information and resources, go to www.momandmind.com

Apr 17, 2017

Diana Collins- Personal Struggle and Loss of a friend *Sensitive Content*

Please be aware that our discussion may be overwhelming for some people. Resources for support listed below.

We discuss Diana's friend who died from postpartum depression suicide. Diana also shares some of her personal struggle with depression and her suicide attempts. We are going to learn about how her personal story, losing her friend to postpartum suicide has shaped what she is doing now to spread awareness.

 - She tells us her experience of losing her friend to PPD suicide

 - what the impact has been on her, her friends, family

 - Diana's own struggle and effects on marriage

 - Messages she has to mothers who are suffering

 - The podcast she started in her friends honor : Always With Me Podcast

Diana is Mom of two beautiful girls and has been married to her best friend of 4 years. Two under two is tough but never boring! She loves spending time with her little family, crafting, and reading. She recently quit her day job to accomplish a mission in spreading PPD and suicide awareness by sharing other mothers stories on her podcast called, Always With Me. Although she has experienced a tragedy, she has found joy and has never been happier. Life is so short and we must choose to live every single day! 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Alwayswithmepodcast/

Website: www.Alwayswithme.org

If you are in need of your own support, please contact:

Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net or call the warmline at 1-800-944-4773.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255