Angela Thompson was found not guilty by reason of insanity and served 17 years in California’s conditional release program for killing her 9-month-old son Michael.
These women, Naomi Knoles and Angela Thompson have stories we simply HAVE to hear and share if we want to empower other women to get HELP for their PPD and postpartum psychosis before it’s too late.
Naomi Knoles served 10 years in an Arizona prison for 2nd degree murder after smothering her daughter Anna in an episode of postpartum psychosis. Sadly, Knoles took her own life before the completion of this film, losing her ongoing battle with depression.
Because postpartum psychosis is so rare, with about 3% of women with PPD also having psychosis, it is not talked about and explored as it should be, and moms and babies are not protected by the law or by our health care system—something this film aims to change.
Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, friends, and neighbors—please watch this film. It will ONLY do you and those you love good to be informed and educated about postpartum depression so that you can be aware of the signs for yourself and every new mom in your life. There’s no REASON to suffer in silence, and there is EVERY reason to get help.
When the Bough Breaks is available on Netflix and iTunes, and you can check out the trailer below.