Oak Five Studios was inspired by my own journey through postpartum depression. My symptoms started immediately after giving birth and went unnoticed for 18 months. Everyone’s postpartum depression journey is different. And because of that, I was asked all the wrong questions in order to catch it.

After being diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD), I realized what was “wrong” with me. I decided I wanted to help other moms with depression find themselves and provide moms with depression a support group. You’re not alone. You’re not a bad mom. With the right support system, we can raise awareness and fight PPD.

Oak Five Studios was inspired by my own journey through postpartum depression. My symptoms started immediately after giving birth and went unnoticed for 18 months. Everyone’s postpartum depression journey is different. And because of that, I was asked all the wrong questions in order to catch it.

After being diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD) and realized what was “wrong” with me. I decided I wanted to dedicate my life goal to helping moms find themselves and fight their battles with postpartum depression. You’re not alone. You’re not a bad mom. With the right support system, we can raise awareness and fight PPD.

Here to help mothers fight PPD through career ambitions by providing a safe, expressive support system. Photography gives us an outlet for the thoughts we’re scared to say out loud.

Postpartum Depression Statistics

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Postpartum Depression Symptoms can show up immediately or they can take up to a year to show.

Statisticts show 1 in 7 women are treated for PPD. While 66% of PPD cases go undiagnosed.

Each year fewer women get diabetes, suffer a stroke or are diagnosed with breast cancer than PPD.

Oak

A symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity.

Five

The practice of mindfulness with the five senses to improve our mental health.

Studios

Making room for yourself and your mental health. And room for a creative outlet where mothers come together in a supportive, safe space.

Oak

A symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity.

Five

The practice of mindfulness with the five senses to improve our mental health.

Studios

Making room for yourself and your mental health. And room for a creative outlet where mothers come together in a supportive, safe space.

Moms with Depression Support Group

The Expressive Lens is our Facebook group created to provide a safe place for mothers to express their dark thoughts through our supportive forums, or creatively through the lens. You can’t tell a mom has postpartum depression just by looking at her. Join a group of moms with depression who use their camera to cope with the hard motherhood emotions and find their identity.

Join our Facebook Support Group

The Expressive Lens