I'm Listening: A Guide to Supporting Postpartum Families
Publish Date: 2014-10-28
Author: Jane I. Honikman
I'm Listening: A Guide to Supporting Postpartum Families teaches concerned, caring individuals how to help people struggling with pregnancy and/or postpartum depression (PPD) in person, over the phone and by email. In this revised edition, youll learn how to respond to all sorts of people: distraught women, upset husbands and partners, anxious relatives, and those just seeking information about PPD. Written by an internationally recognized PPD activist and personal survivor, the book addresses key steps to recovery such as education, communication, and nonjudgmental support--as well as common question and misconceptions about PPD. For more information, please visit www.janehonikman.com Jane Honikman is an author as well as a survivor of postpartum depression. Frustrated by the lack of community support available in the 1970s, she helped co-found Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) to ensure support for herself and others. In 1987 she founded Postpartum Support International (PSI) to represent self-help/support groups worldwide working to prevent the negative emotional reactions to childbearing. Both she and PSI empower and encourage interested individuals to create new support groups, as well as support existing ones. Jane continues her work today, increasing the resources and contacts available to women, their partners, families and friends.