What It’s Really Like To Parent With Bipolar Disorder


By Kimberly Zapata I’ve never liked the color white. It is bland, cold, sterile and is the backdrop for most bad memories. My father died in a windowless white room — in a white bed, covered in white sheets. My first apartment was white, and the unfinished walls were a stark reminder that this arrangement … Continue reading What It’s Really Like To Parent With Bipolar Disorder

To The Suicidal Mama Struggling To Stay Alive


By Kimberly Zapata Dearest Mama, You may not know me — and I may not know you — but I see you. I get you. I understand you. I know exactly what you are thinking and how you feel. Of course, I know that may not mean much. My virtual compassion does not make you feel any … Continue reading To The Suicidal Mama Struggling To Stay Alive

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