After Peggy O'Neil Nosti gave birth to the youngest of her three children, postpartum anxiety kept her from eating, sleeping and going outside, and made it hard for her to care for her infant son.
She felt confused, ashamed and isolated.
She didn't want other women to feel so alone.
Three years ago, the art teacher from Escondido came up with a symbol to send a subtle message of support.
The round, sky-blue magnet or sticker could be stuck to the back of a car. On it was a Web address, thebluedotproject.org, where women could go to find information and support.
Nosti's dream, she said at the time, was that the...