When the Bough Breaks:

Unearthing the Roots of Postpartum Depression




In her inaugural work, When the Bough Breaks: Unearthing the Roots of Postpartum Depression, Author Laray E. Dyer is remarkably transparent and revealing about her struggles with Postpartum Depression (PPD).

If you are a mom who has had a scary thought about yourself or your baby or know someone who has then this book is for you.  

When the Bough Breaks: Unearthing the Roots of Postpartum Depression is a ground-breaking memoir that not only considers Laray’s journey to PPD but also the perspective of her providers therein.  


This book:

  • Reveals the roots of Laray’s history with depression and anxiety;

  • Details her struggle with seeking professional help as a Christian;

  • Recounts Laray’s experience with PPD;

  • Shares how she continues to deal with and overcome PPD; and

  • Empowers other women to tell their stories.


In sharing her story, Laray’s goal is to open the conversation with moms, their loved ones and providers, with hopes of destabilizing the stigma around PPD and offering experiential insight into best practices and interventions for cultivating and sustaining mental health and well-being, especially during a crisis.