Kimberly Wong Esq, has always been an incredible advocate. In her work in LA County’s Public Defenders’s office, she is charged with the defense of those with few resources and who face institutional, systemic injustice.
She is also the proud mother of a beautiful, talented child and a survivor of postpartum depression. After her experience “That’s when I (Wong) realized how few options there are for women who need psychological help related specifically to motherhood” Kimberly had to drive 50 miles to find a doctor and a support group that really understood.
Kimberly is a person with the force of purpose and genuine concern for others who decided to DO something about it. She formed the LA County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, whose mission is to address the unmet needs of mother struggling with these devastating disorders. To raise awareness and galvanize community resources.
Congratulations to Kimberly for all that she and her team of advocates have achieve and continue to achieve.
It is so encouraging that a major publication like the LA Times, chose to feature this story in their Sunday Edition. This will further validate the critical work being done by Kimberly and LA County Task Force.
Thanks also to Kurt Streeter, who reported this story, and who shared his own candid revelations about his family’s struggle with PPD.