Posts By: Andrea Paterson

Come Sing a Song for The Mothers

Holidays can be hard. The big ones and the smaller ones. They’re hard because we’re expected to celebrate and be joyful and sometimes that joy is hard to access. Sometimes the thing we’re supposed to celebrate isn’t accessible to us. I find that it helps me to reframe holidays as a time for ceremony rather… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Chrissy and Dora

When I started writing my story for ‘We’re in This Together’, I began with the early days. I wrote about the trauma and confusion of those dark times; my sadness about not being the kind of mom I wanted to be; my heartbreaking inability to breastfeed; the unrelenting feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy; how I… Read more »

Erin and Katrina

I am the Board Chair of PPPSS, a former client and passionate about PPD. I was hospitalized many times when Kegan was a baby for PPD. I honestly believed he was better off without me and waited too late to ask for help. Perhaps there is value of telling a more acute story and coming… Read more »

Volunteer Week Message 2018

The theme this year for National Volunteer Week is “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community” We at Pacific Post Partum Support Society recognize our volunteers and celebrate their value. We hope our volunteers know that we are mindful every day of the dedication and passion they bring to their… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Vincent and Lynsey

Vincent Fung   I chose to participate because there needs to be more awareness of postpartum depression or anxiety. My wife passed away from the effects of postpartum depression and it’s a health issue that has an impact on the whole family.   We tried all sorts of medical and therapeutic treatments, but ultimately our… Read more »