Episode 40: Sandy’s Story

This week, I talked to Sandy Celauro, author of the memoir Dancing on the Edge of Sanity, which she published under the pen name Ana Clare Roudes.

Sandy’s descent into the darkness of postpartum depression and anxiety was very, very quick. Within days of her son’s birth, she began to experience panic attacks, anxiety and obsessive thoughts. She sought help at her local emergency room, which was grossly unprepared to help a mom suffering from a maternal mental illness.

This week, Sandy and I talked about her ordeal – but we could not stop talking! So next week, in Part 2 of Sandy’s interview, we’ll delve into different issues concerning postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, especially the writing of such memoirs.

Thanks, Sandy, for sharing your story!