What No One Tells You About Coming Off Antidepressants


By Kimberly Zapata I have an admission to make: I stopped taking my antidepressants. Again. I didn’t forget to take them or run out, and I didn’t have some type of breakthrough — or breakdown. Instead, I just woke one morning and decided I didn’t need them. “I am OK” I thought, and so I … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Coming Off Antidepressants

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