Triumph Over Darkness: The Unseen Challenges of Motherhood and Postpartum Psychosis

Triumph Over Darkness: The Unseen Challenges of Motherhood and Postpartum Psychosis

When Laura Dockrill welcomed her son Jet into the world in February 2018, she anticipated a period marked by joy and fulfillment, as described in countless books and online forums. Yet, shortly after stepping into motherhood, she confronted an unanticipated and harsh reality: postpartum psychosis (PP). This severe mental health condition plunged her into a…

How Does Pregnancy Affect Someone With Bipolar Disorder?

How Does Pregnancy Affect Someone With Bipolar Disorder?

Pregnancy—often painted in strokes of joy and anticipation—is not just about baby showers and picking out names. For women living with bipolar disorder, it adds complex emotional and medical risks to the already demanding role of motherhood. It’s about balancing health with expectation, and managing a condition that impacts two interconnected lives. The Silent Battleground…