Supermom by Stacey Ackerman
A Postpartum Anxiety Survival Story

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When your plate is too full, it eventually tips. Welcome to the world of a Supermom.

When an overachieving, successful businesswoman tries to be perfect in every role of her life, it leads her onto a dark road of postpartum anxiety and panic disorder with psychotic features. A poignant memoir written with humor and heartache, this autobiography details the other side of postpartum depression: anxiety, panic, and psychosis. Ackerman gently walks readers through her terrifying journey of how a seemingly charming life unfolds into a nightmare of physical and mental breakdown, ending with inspirational, heart-wrenching inner strength that gives hope to a world of women.

Stacey Ackerman, otherwise known as Supermom, is an overachieving, type-A personality who survived a serious and debilitating mental health disorder after the birth of her third child. She shares her story in the hopes of helping other women survive a similar trauma. Her ordeal proves that a mental breakdown can happen to anyone, erasing the stigma of mental illness.
 

About Stacey Ackerman

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Stacey Ackerman received a BA degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota and an MA degree in organization management from Concordia University, St. Paul. Ackerman works as a college marketing instructor and freelance writer. She lives in Lakeville, Minnesota, with her husband, Eirik and their three children, Evan, Eithan, and Emily.
 
Published April 27, 2011 by iUniverse. 158 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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