Friday, July 01, 2005

you go girl

Brooke Shields has her say in the New York Times.


Blogger Malia said...

Good for her! I'm glad she said something about it. Any woman who has battled postpartum depression can appreciate the help that the drugs that are available can be. My own struggle with the disease, while very different from Brooke's experience, was nonetheless real and painful. Therapy and a drug for depression helped me heal, deal and live life again more fully. I was able to go off of my drug, but just because someone needs to stay on it doesn't mean they are weak or addicted.

I agree with Brooke, if anything, maybe this will help shed more light on this disease that is still widely misunderstood and not treated or mistreated.

I'll say it again, "You go girl."

8:20 AM  
Blogger jch said...

Do you watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart? (You should!) Last night Lewis Black did his segmant Back in Black. It was a rant against all things medical. He ended by pounding Tom Cruise. IT WAS FREAKIN' HILARIOUS. He showed clips of Cruise with Matt Lauer finally ending with Cruise saying, "there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance." It immediately cut back to Black and he responded by saying, "No? Then explain to me what's happening to you right now!" It was comedic perfect timing!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

Joe - I would love to watch The Daily Show but we don't get Comedy Central, dang it. Sorry I missed the segment, but your transcription made me laugh.

Malia - Welcome to the bloggin' world!

12:49 PM  
Blogger kenny said...

Thought you'd enjoy this Jana - - enjoy!

7:24 AM  
Blogger MDM said...

PPD is so real. Tom Cruise is so not real. I love your blog, Jana!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I have not suffered with PPD (amazingly), but I have suffered depression off and on through out my life. One particularly severe case was resolved with the use of medication.
I picked up a copy of Brooke's book, I read the WHOLE thing in two days. My prayers are with you. I'm boycotting all that is 'Cruise'...yuck!

10:28 AM  

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