Mental Health, Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

When My Mind Betrayed Me – Postpartum Psychosis

When My Mind Betrayed Me – Postpartum Psychosis I have been writing through my recovery with postpartum psychosis (PPP) in 2015. I say ‘through’ because I am still suffering the effects of the illness, especially now I am pregnant with our second child. Although I have written about the psychosis in many ways and at… Read More When My Mind Betrayed Me – Postpartum Psychosis

Mental Health, Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude

How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude My postpartum depression led me to a place of gratitude. One doesn’t often use the word gratitude in the same sentence as a mental illness such as postpartum depression. But that’s the place where surviving postpartum depression has led me to. I never thought something… Read More How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude

Mental Health, Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

My Story : I am a Postpartum Depression Survivor

My Story : I am a Postpartum Depression Survivor I am a Postpartum Depression Survivor. I’ve sat down many times and tried to write about my Postpartum Depression Journey and Postpartum Depression Recovery Story. It’s been difficult to know where to start. To be honest I have avoided it at times as I know this… Read More My Story : I am a Postpartum Depression Survivor

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How Does Postpartum Depression Feel For Me?

How Does Postpartum Depression Feel For Me? How does postpartum depression feel for me? Drowning… that’s how it feels to me. Slowly drowning in postpartum depression (PND) and anxiety. Losing the ability to keep my head above water. The wet liquid coming over my face and taking away the ability to breathe. Seeing my life… Read More How Does Postpartum Depression Feel For Me?

Mental Health, Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

What Is It Like To Have A Mental Illness And Be A Mother

What Is It Like To Have A Mental Illness And Be A Mother There is an increasing amount of attention paid today (and rightly so!) to postnatal depression. However, there is less spoken about the experience of women who are already suffering from mental illness’s prior to, during and after becoming mothers. ***the links in… Read More What Is It Like To Have A Mental Illness And Be A Mother