Photo by Erik Lucatero on Unsplash “Yes” “No” “Maybe” Three words that I am proud to have in the English dictionary. Three words that I am happy that I have the ability to use, being aware that there are many who are unable to use those words for a variety of reasons. When spending time with a mixed cultural couple, I was able to learn that the French do not have a good word for ‘may...
As we kick off Minority Mental Health Month we like to educate our readers on diverse topics, which can help families understand the stigma surrounding mental health. We are especially keen on sharing real stories from individuals who might be going through a personal challenge or can be relatable to others, realizing they are not alone by sharing each other’s stories.
Angelina Spicer is such a person. I was watching a video about Postpartum Depression from our volunteer blogger Jamie, which started me researching more topics on PPD and trying to learn about it.
In fact, this affects me in a small way, as my mother, when I was born was diagnosed with a mental illness (I’ve been told) and was committed to a mental hospital for treatment, later was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. So I’m always trying to find the connection with mother’s and their children and how mental health plays a role.
Spicer who is not only a very funny comedian, actress, and artist, she’s also a maternal mental health advocate who is sharing her life and her struggles with PPD. Her goal is to bring humor along with educating families who are struggling with a mental health illness and to tell them they are not alone. She is now working in production on a Postpartum Depression Documentary that will shed more light on this important topic. Whether it’s short-term or long-term, we continue to need more discussion on mental health that affects us all.
Upcoming Date: If you are in Texas, check out Angelia Spicer who will be a special guest at the Postpartum Support International (PSI) conference in Houston on July 13?
To learn more about Angelina Spicer and her projects, please visit her website(s):
- Postpartum Depression Documentary (GoFundMe)
- Angelina Spicer Website
- Angelina Spicer – PPD-Bio/Pic