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Monday, September 1, 2014

Episode 150: Mental Moms

Join the Conversation Tuesday, September 2nd at 6 pm ET as Dana and Ryan address the competing demands of mothering and living with mental illness on our 150th episode of Maternally Yours: Mental Moms. Our guests include Dr. Walker Karraa, founder of, Heather Foster of Mental Parent and Lauren Blehm from Another Mom Another Blog. Balancing mental illness and motherhood, fighting stigma, and accepting your own "mental differences" are just some of the topics we will dive into on this episode. Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our facebook page.

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or online at Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00pm ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast at

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Maternally Yours,
Laura, Ryan and Dana


  1. Thank you for including my mentor, Dr. Walker Karraa. She has been an enormous inspiration to me, and I'm thrilled to share with you that she'll be writing the foreword to my upcoming book, "Birth of a New Brain - Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder". I couldn't ask for a more brilliant person to do this.

    Thank you for choosing this most worthy topic for your 150th episode! I've been hoping you'd do it for some time now, and you made me very happy.

    All my best, Dyane Leshin-Harwood, Consumer Advisory Council Member/Blogger, International Bipolar Foundation, Contributor,, Member, International Society of Bipolar Disorders
    Personal blog: "Birth of a New Brain" at

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Dyane. I was so thrilled to have Walker as a guest as she is a mentor of mine as well. I would love to hear more about your book, it sounds right up my alley! Best, ~Dana*

    2. Hi Dana! Thank you so much for this comment - I really appreciate it. I'm halfway through completing my book, and Walker is a huge source of inspiration and encouragement. I just actually pre-ordered *her* book from Praeclarus Press "Transformed by Postpartum Depression".

      My PPBD story, in a teeny, tiny nutshell, is in Postpartum Progress' archives. (I posted the link below) & it's the basis for my book. If you wish to be kept posted about "Birth of a New Brain" I encourage you to subscribe to my blog Thanks again, Dana, and I wish you a wonderful day! :) take care, Dyane

    3. I just subscribed, Dyane. My brain is also bipolar so I look forward to reading. Keep in touch. ~Dana*