“A powerful, poignant, and often painful memoir...Jennifer has documented her struggles with honesty, insight, and love.”
—Jane Honikman, MS, Founder, Postpartum Support International
What an important and relevant book this is! The first step to medical and/or legal assistance for those who suffer from postpartum issues is to get the message out. Jennifer Moyer does just that! Congratulations.
—George J. Parnham, attorney for Andrea Yates
"With grace and courage, Jennifer Moyer eloquently invites us into the world of postpartum psychosis, a world of anguish where there often are no words. But hers is a story, not of tragedy, but one of hope and promise as she skillfully weaves personal narrative together with the real facts about perinatal psychiatric illness. A Mother’s Climb out of Darkness will help increase your understanding about the most misunderstood of postpartum disorders."
—Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D , editor, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan
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 Jennifers 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.
Author: Jennifer Hentz Moyer
Total Pages: 266