Education and Family


Dr. Christina Hibbert

Motherhood – Shedding Light (and Hope) on the Dark Side of Motherhood

The mothering years can be a vulnerable time—for mental illness, for loss, for distress. What can we do to help those who are struggling, alone, in the dark? In this important episode, my guest, registered nurse and maternal mental health advocate, Carole Sheehan, M.A., and I, discuss “the dark side of motherhood.” We discuss why motherhood is such a vulnerable time, how stigma plays a role, and what we can do to bring hope and healing to those most in need. For more on this important topic, and for resource options, please visit my post, “Mental Illness, Stigma, & Suicide: Finding Hope in the Darkest Times” or my website,