Advocate Draws On Own Experience To Push For Postpartum Depression Resources, Legislation
Paige Bellenbaum didn't realize she needed help until she had the overwhelming urge to throw herself and her son in front of a bus. She participated in a panel at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in San Jose about the challenges of screening and treating postpartum depression.
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Postpartum Depression: Advocate Didn't Get Help Until She Considered Throwing Herself, Son In Front Of Bus
When Paige Bellenbaum's son was born 10 years ago, things just didn't feel right. She spent her days crying, stopped talking to friends and, at one point, wore the same outfit for two weeks. When another new mom, sitting on a park bench and bouncing a happy baby on her knee, turned to her to ask, "Isn't this wonderful?" Bellenbaum paused for a second, then replied honestly: "No. Sometimes it feels like the worst thing I've ever done." (Wessel, 5/12)