Out Came the Sun is the story of a family’s journey through Postpartum Depression. The mother, Vanessa Benson, poignantly shares her confusion and shame after the birth of her second child as she battled with PPD. She transparently shares her struggles of family life in the midst of PPD and offers hope to others who may be suffering with this disorder. Out Came The Sun is a memoir of a woman of faith as she searches for healing in God, in the mental health community, and in medical professionals. Her story is raw and riveting, and her path is both fearless and hope-filled.
Vanessa Benson is a wife of 13 years to her best friend Matt and mother of three to Maximillian, Juliana and Theodore. She tries her best to keep up with them and doesn’t always succeed. She enjoys cooking, exercising and laughing with her family and friends. Vanessa is working on her patience and praying that she won’t yell… Continue reading About Vanessa Benson
I have been so blessed to be a part of many PPD projects focused on either increasing awareness, decreasing the struggle, or strengthening the dialogue between physicians and mothers. From taking part in the documentary “When the Bough Breaks”, or speaking on healthcare industry panels and to women’s groups, my passion is to share my… Continue reading Other Projects
When The Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this shocking film uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth. The film follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six… Continue reading When the Bough Breaks