THE SPIRITU 4
HEAD, HEART, STOMACH, & FEET
I created it because I wanted to share my personal story about postpartum depression and anxiety. I realized that this topic continues to be taboo, and sadly there are hardly any services or resources available for mothers. I wanted to create something that offers education, increases awareness in our community, and provides services and support for mothers feeling alone in their journey. I wanted to show mothers that it is okay to have the conversation and share their story, and that there is nothing wrong with them.
What self-care advice would you give to all the first-time mothers who are struggling with postpartum depression?
My best self-care advice is to reach out and talk to someone. You are not alone and there is help. With the right treatment and support, things will get better and YOU ARE NOT A BAD MOTHER.
As a mother yourself, how do you keep yourself grounded?
I have gotten better at asking for help. I have a better understanding now that I can’t do motherhood alone or without support. I am getting better at delegating tasks to others and carving out some me time.
I offer maternal mental health services, individual therapy, couple/partner therapy, support groups, workshops, and community referrals.
Learn more about Susana and Wellness Para La Mama here: https://www.wellnessparalamama.com/.