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Postpartum Depression and the Military Wife

  I stopped recognizing myself. Shortly, after my second daughter was born I knew something was going on with me. The anxiety and quick temper were more than just typical ‘new mom’ stress or baby blues. My husband encouraged me to talk to my doctor, but I was hesitant. Besides the stigma of postpartum depressionContinue Reading “Postpartum Depression and the Military Wife”

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Postpartum Depression and the Military Spouse

Guest Post By: Meg Flanagan Postpartum Depression and the Military Spouse It felt like I couldn’t breathe any more, and that every breath I did take was a struggle. The walls kept moving closer and my responsibilities kept getting heavier. I was the glue that held it all together. How could I afford to let itContinue Reading “Postpartum Depression and the Military Spouse”

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What Suicide Taught Me

  What Suicide Taught Me In 2010 I sat in my living room across from Bob Woodruff of ABC news. Woodruff was conducting an interview with myself, my now ex-husband and interviewed Shannon Galloway, who’s husband Major Chris Galloway had committed suicide not long before the interviews. Woodruff asked me a question that has angeredContinue Reading “What Suicide Taught Me”

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My Silent Battle

My Silent Battle… My daughter was born in the Fall of 2011. I felt what most new parents feel when their first child is born- elated, infatuated, in love, and terrified. Despite being the youngest of three children, I have always been pretty good with children. My mom was a teacher and I followed inContinue Reading “My Silent Battle”