The Reason I Kept My Postpartum Depression A Secret


By Kimberly Zapata I knew I was struggling with postpartum depression when my daughter was just six weeks old. I was cried every day, and tossed and turned every night. I was nervous and anxious, and I was suicidal. But instead of talking to my husband or reaching out for help, I suffered in silence. … Continue reading The Reason I Kept My Postpartum Depression A Secret

Your Child’s Mental Illness Is Not Your Fault, But You Need To Guide Them Through It


By Kimberly Zapata I’ll never forget the look in my mother’s eyes when she entered principal’s office. They were wide, tired, and no matter how thick glasses were nor how heavy her makeup had been caked on, neither could hide the truth: she was hurt.  She was disappointed and disheartened, and she was afraid. Of … Continue reading Your Child’s Mental Illness Is Not Your Fault, But You Need To Guide Them Through It

I Have A ‘High-Functioning’ Mental Illness — And No, It’s Not As Great As You Think


By Kimberly Zapata I was first diagnosed with depression when I was 15 years old. At the time, I didn’t know much about it or my symptoms. I knew it was an illness — a mental illness — and one that affected almost every aspect of my life, but beyond that, my knowledge was limited. … Continue reading I Have A ‘High-Functioning’ Mental Illness — And No, It’s Not As Great As You Think