Two of the most common symptoms of Postpartum Depression are anger and rage. Unfortunately, they are also the least recognized and are often accompanied by feelings of shame from moms who experience them. McKenna’s story sheds light on this difficult aspect of Postpartum Depression and gives hope to moms who can relate. As therapist Amy Rose White so beautifully stated in this video: “Having these feelings doesn’t mean you are a bad mom. It means that you are someone who is in need of support. That’s it.” McKenna’s story is an important reminder that our mental health journeys are ongoing and that healing is possible.
The Emily Effect is proud to announce our first red carpet premier event! This is a fund-raising event that will take place on two separate nights: Wednesday February 8, 2023 for VIP ticket holders and Wednesday, February 15, 2023 for General Admission. Please join us for one of these special evenings as we continue the […]
Do you have a friend who recently gave birth and shows unusual changes in behavior? Perhaps you suspect she has Postpartum Depression (PPD), but you’re not sure what the signs are. PPD is a common and disabling mental condition that can affect one in seven women, within a year of giving birth. This type of […]
Executive director Megan Johnson with The Emily Effect and Founder of Stiry Dan Davis stopped by to tell us all about The Emily Effect Film. The Emily Effect mission is to provide resources to families and support for women suffering from perinatal mood disorders. In an effort to end the stigma and end the shame, they are producing real and raw stories of mothers and families who have faced these issues.
For the past five years, Emily’s story has helped countless moms and families realize that they aren’t alone in their mental health struggles. Our resolve to share her story has only increased with the passing of time. Now more than ever, moms everywhere need to feel validation and connection as they navigate their own motherhood journeys. We need your help to make sure EVERY mom can look at their own stories through new eyes by watching Emily’s story!
“How did we get here?” This question has subconsciously been asked repeatedly in our thoughts since February 24, 2016, yet in early May of this year it seemed to imitate a different tone as it echoed the halls of the United State Capitol building. Our goal was to approach the legislative workshops of our state […]
(This is a guest post that a friend of The Emily Effect shared on Facebook. We’re re-sharing it here with her permission.) I turned 33 this month and my only child turned 18 months, marking him more officially in the toddler category and graduating from the baby days. He’s old enough that my life should […]
The passionate team at the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative was instrumental in getting a resolution regarding awareness and treatment of maternal depression and anxiety prepared and in front of the legislature. We’re humbled at the chance we have to rub shoulders with such compassionate and caring individuals. An investment in moms is an investment in the future. Thanks […]
Sam Penrod from KSL 5 TV did a follow-up segment with The Emily Effect that aired on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. You can read the article here and view the video below.
We are happy to announce that we recently launched a new list of resources that we have created with the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative to help provide information and assistance in the area of maternal mental health. It includes national resources as well as Utah-specific individual mental health care providers who have training from […]
Eric was interviewed by People and featured as the Daily Focus and People Thursday Hero of the Week today on People.com. Along with the interview, People also published an article covering Emily and Eric’s story and The Emily Effect.
On September 27th, our friend Angie Snow from Western Heating and Air appeared on KSL’s Studio 5 with their The Emily Effect themed service van, talking about the services their company provides and their partnership with The Emily Effect. The segment can be seen here. On September 29th, Angie was on TV again, this time with […]