Posts tagged postnatal depression

Your Stories- Claire’s experience of postnatal depression

Today Claire from This Mummy Rocks is sharing her story about her own experience with postnatal depression after the birth of her 5th son. This is her story…. Mental health has always been a part of my life. Growing up with a Mum who struggled with mental health issues and myself experiencing mental health issues from my teens. Mental health was not new to me….

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Your Stories- Kate- So, What If You’re Not ‘Just A Bit Tired and Stressed Out’?

Down The Rabbit Hole Depression is a sneaky bastard. Deployed by stealth and aided and abetted by dismissal and diminution. Camouflaged by excuses and practicalities and the ability to hold it together. But, nonetheless there it is, underneath it all. I’m depressed at the moment. I’ve been struggling. But it was only a couple of days ago that I truly realised what was going on….

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Your Stories- Bec for the #mymindandme campaign

Since becoming a Mum in 2015, I’ve felt elated yet anxious, fulfilled yet defeated.. Nothing you read, preach or do will prepare you for the waves of emotions that you will have becoming a parent. Gone are the days of being selfish and only worrying about number one, you will ALWAYS have them on your mind and be questioning their own happiness and contentment before…

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Your Stories- Louise

  When my PND was most severe, I considered driving my car into a wall.   I was at some traffic lights and the thought just struck me, I remember so vividly. I was a useless mother, a terrible wife and I had been horrid to my friends. It was the obvious option. Thankfully I never felt the urge to hurt the children and as…

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Today Anxiety Won

Today Anxiety has won. It has completely consumed me and I have been left paralysed in panic. I couldn’t go to work, I was too scared to go. I just couldn’t do it. I tried to make myself but couldn’t. I feel nauseous, can’t face any food. Cant stop crying. Can’t concentrate not anything.  I know it’s self involved and selfish, so then I feel…

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I miss me

I miss me.   I miss going to bed and falling straight asleep   I miss being able to do something for myself and not feeling guility about it, just being able to enjoy it.   I miss being an optimistic person, who is always smiling   I miss any patience I used to have   I miss my self confidence   I miss being…

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An unexpected low and loosing momentum

It has been a while since I have written a post about my mental health and how things have been going. If you have been following me on social media then you know that I have been on antidepressants for several months now, and I am currently taking Sertraline 100mg once a day. Despite my initial resistence to taking antidepressants, I can’t deny that they…

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