My Q & A with Postpartum Psychosis Advocate/Author Jennifer Moyer


Dear Friends,

Recently I was honored to be asked by Jennifer Moyer to do a Q & A for her blog.

Several years ago I found Jennifer’s book A Mother’s Climb Out of Darkness: A Story About Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis in which she not only suffered from postpartum psychosis but was ultimately diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

I urge you to get a copy and read it.

I wrote the following 5-star review on Amazon:

I found A Mother’s Climb Out of Darkness to be a clear and very compelling memoir. I commend Jennifer Hentz Moyer for her longtime dedication for writing about her suffering as well as her triumphs after being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis.

As a mother who was diagnosed with postpartum bipolar disorder (PPBD), I took a particular interest in Jennifer’s story. She was not only was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis but ultimately bipolar disorder, postpartum onset. I felt so inspired after reading her book and it will help many women who face the agony of a postpartum mental illness as well as stigma. I discovered Jennifer while reading her profile in the acclaimed book Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder by Graeme Cowan.”


Jennifer and her loving family

Please go to this link to read the Q & A on Jennifer’s blog, and if you could leave a comment so Jennifer & I know you stopped by, that would be awesome!

Have a good weekend, 



p.s. On Wednesday our local paper Good Times published Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld’s article about my book Birth of a New Brain. I took a hideous picture; I’m not photogenic like Miss Lucy, but the article is great!


Miss Lucy “I Can’t Take A Bad Picture” Harwood 

Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder With a foreword by perinatal psychiatrist and author Dr. Carol Henshaw, now available on Amazon.

5 thoughts on “My Q & A with Postpartum Psychosis Advocate/Author Jennifer Moyer

  1. Oh lady, am sorry I wrote such a full comment on that site but the commenting process did some jumbo mumbo and the commenting went wrong. Will try again when I rest some more – cause it was a long trip. Will also read the article in the local paper. Love the questions and answers

  2. Am back darling just to gentle point to this: “I took a hideous picture; I’m not photogenic…” I sincerely hope you said that for a lol. I see your hair a bit windy – in tune with your surroundings, I see a bright dress, in tune with your cheer, I see a more cheeky lady, in tune with the present Dyane … should I go on? I don’t see anything hideous – but you sure are in middle school at photogenic school lol

  3. Two great articles, Dyane – I would have left a comment on your Q&A with Jennifer but I couldn’t see anywhere to do that. Word is certainly spreading about your wonderful book. All the best for your talk later in the month xxx
    P.S. The photo is lovely and you look so happy. I expect you’re a bit like me – I always find it difficult when I have no say over which photo is used!

  4. Great articles! I will have to check out Jennifer’s book,
    I also owe you a review for Birth Of A New Brain 🙂
    Oh when I read the Q&A I think her comments were turned off so I couldn’t leave one, sorry!

    PS – your picture is not hideous and Lucy is sooo cute!

  5. Can’t wait to read it. Love and hugs and mountains of beans to you in this most chaotic time of year! Java Jeany Teeny Grind Some Beanyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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