Rebuilding my kite
Five years ago, after the birth of my first child, I thought my kite was damaged beyond repair due to a rare and crippling mental illness.
Today my kite feels like it is soaring and I would like to share with you the journey I took to rebuild that broken kite. Along the way I will share how and why I came to build the Kite App, and will feature stories of inspiring and courageous mums.
Welcome to the blog.
Jen Schwartz is based in the US and is the creator of the amazing platform MOTHERHOOD-UNDERSTOOD. She shares her postpartum mental health journey and why she started her incredible community.
I would like to share with you what I learnt in the year following this traumatic illness
From rapid cycling to group therapy. Like most of my postpartum bipolar journey, life was full of bizarre interations.
I’ve spent the last five years (since I suffered from crippling depression) trying to put into words the way it feels. I finally feel I’ve been able to.
My mania was subsiding at last.. but then a devastating piece of news was delivered to us.
I’d like to share with you a collection of memories from my manic episode. I can only describe our lives as a complete circus…
It wasn't long until I got to meet the maternal mental health team, and my friend Kent. It was just the start of our journey…
That weekend should have been a lovely time with my family. Now it is one of the worst memories of my illness.
I was so excited for this phone call..it didnt really occur to me that someone needed to ring me because I was starting to exhibit some very strange behaviour..
Let me tell you about the two weeks after my precious little girl was born. We knew that having a newborn would be hard. Nothing could have prepared us for this…