Katherine Stone Advocate for women with perinatal mood disorders This Emotional Life - PBS

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Awards and Credentials

  1. Postpartum Progress Named Top Ten Depression Blog by PsychCentral, 2007, 2008
  2. Named WebMD Health Hero, 2008
  3. Postpartum Progress Named Top Ten Health Resource on Postpartum Depression by Organized Wisdom, 2009

Katherine Stone


Katherine Stone is a nationally-recognized, award-winning advocate for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  After suffering a devastating bout of postpartum OCD/anxiety in 2001, she was inspired to take action to help other new mothers.  In 2004, Katherine Stone created the blog Postpartum Progress, now the most widely-read blog in the United States on postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth.  It features daily news and commentary, lists of support groups, links to treatment programs, and stories from moms and fellow sufferers.  It also has the only public photo album displaying pictures of moms who have survived perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, created to combat the negative images of postpartum depression shown in the media and to serve as a symbol of hope.

Katherine Stone serves on the boards of Postpartum Support International and the Perinatal Depression Information Network. She has been featured in Newsweek, WebMD the Magazine, Esperanza, Time’s Health.com and Cookie.

Katherine Stone lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and two children.

Katherine Stone's Content

Don't Ignore Your Postpartum Depression

  • By: Katherine Stone
  • I often hear from women who choose not to reach out for help even though they have serious concerns they are suffering from postpartum depression or ...


Dads, Adoptive Parents and Pregnant Moms Among Those Also At Risk of Childbirth-Related Depression

  • By: Katherine Stone
  • Postpartum depression is not a one-size-fits-all illness.  In fact, it is only one among a spectrum of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, including ...


5 Things Dads Can Do to Understand & Help With Postpartum Depression

  • By: Katherine Stone
  • You’ve become a dad.  You are thrilled about having this brand new baby in your life, even though you are exhausted and more than a little nervous ...