Thursday, May 9, 2013
Postpartum Disorders Author Susan Benjamin Feingold and Storyteller Nili Yelin at Book Cellar May 24
At the reading and signing event, Dr. Feingold will discuss the condition which affects 800,000 to 900,000 Americans each year. “It’s the major reason some women are unable to find joy in becoming a mother,” she said. “But personal transformation can often follow our darkest times. This difficult experience is the ultimate challenge for change.”
“Anna’s Story,” which Yelin will read, “is likely to be familiar to many women,” Dr. Feingold said. “She was successful and so busy that she never experienced the joy of the present moment. As we worked to reduce her symptoms of depression, anxiety, and sadness, we concentrated on ways to strike a balance in her life between work, family, and leisure.”
For her part, Yelin, who is known as The Storybook Mom, and is also Program Director of Terrific Tales, a literacy program for Companies That Care, said, “Anna’s story resonated with me. I experienced postpartum depression in my own life and I have workaholic tendencies. Her story is particularly meaningful.”
Dr. Feingold is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders. In addition to her book, which was published by New Horizon Press in February of this year, she also writes a blog: www.post-partumdepressionblog.com.
For more information about the reading and signing, call The Book Cellar at 773-294-2665, or go to its website, thebookcellar.com.