Lea Grover is a writer and speaker living on Chicago’s south side. Her writing has been featured in numerous anthologies, including “Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now,” an on websites ranging from The Huffington Post to AlterNet to The Daily Mail Online, and she speaks about sex positivity in parenting and on behalf of the RAINN Speakers Bureau.
“Although I suffered from bouts of depression my entire life, I never took it seriously as a disease. When my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer, I was faced with what I considered a *real* medical condition. In the next years I was struck by suicidal PPD and APD, and I found myself constantly shaming myself for a disease that, I came to learn, kills as many people in the US every year as my husband’s brain cancer.”