You can’t tell from this picture but at the time I was suffering from postpartum anxiety. Most days I still do, but apart from close family and friends, nobody would ever know this.
I am lucky that close family and friends just knew! The way I spoke (tongue tied), the way I get flustered easily when out, forgetfulness, never taking my eyes off my baby, getting frustrated and confused.
My anxiety hasn’t made me feel depressed, but more like a nervous wreck, and can sometimes feel like I’m going to be sick. Some days it would be much easier to stay “safe” at home.
My medicine….to force myself to go out…and thankfully it works (most of the time)
Realising that your suffering with anxiety and/or depression and talking about it means your a few steps away from getting help.
It’s ok to not be ok, but Spot the signs, talk about it, get help before it spirals out of control. More info here:
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