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A Mother's Climb Out of Darkness
A Mother Climb Out of Darkness: A Story about Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis
In this heartrending memoir told through memories, journals and medical records, one woman, Jennifer Hentz Moyer, shares her incredible journey into and out of postpartum psychosis. Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed this disease impacted not just Jennifer herself, but her beloved family as well.
Following the birth of her son, Jennifer began a downward spiral of sleepless nights, gripping fear that someone would harm her or her baby, and irrational distrust of everyone including her husband. The delusion became real to her and at that point she became so impaired that she could not even recognize her doctor, who dialed 911.
A call by her doctor began a medical journey which would forever change Jennifer. Through many hospitalizations and attempted medical interventions, she would eventually stumble upon a doctor who would become the catalyst to turn her medical crisis in the right direction towards positive mental health.
Enter into Jennifer's life and see how her determination to become whole, coupled with her strong faith, played an incredible role in her recovery which continues to inspire her still to this day. Jennifer’s deepest heart-cry is to get the message out: there is help, there is hope and you are not alone.
Jennifer Hentz Moyer is a visible and vocal spokeswoman for education and outreach related to postpartum psychosis. Jennifer has over 15 years experience as a marketing professional as well as being a prominent volunteer and advocate in the area of perinatal mental health.