Musings

Monday Morning Musings III

There is no shame, only bravery, in seeking help and speaking out. This week’s musing is to help spread the word on #ImNotAshamed of my mental illness day, run by Team Not Ashamed. I think this is a fantastic campaign and really hope it’s successful in helping people with mental illness see that they are… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings III

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Alcohol + My Postnatal Depression = Disaster

So last night was my first post-baby night out with friends, having a drink like old times. I’m 10 months postpartum and have been diagnosed with Postnatal Depression. So I thought a night out with the ladies, a good old drink, just what I need to feel happy again. Yes, the night was great but… Continue reading Alcohol + My Postnatal Depression = Disaster

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It’s OK to grieve for your old life

PND : I’ve lost me. I won’t forget the overwhelming sadness and sense of guilt that I had about feeling that I’d totally lost myself after the birth of my baby. I wanted my old life back. My pre-baby life. A life where I was in control. I had no responsibility and total freedom. I… Continue reading It’s OK to grieve for your old life

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10 Selfcare Tips for when Depression Hits

Everyone who has a child knows that parenting is full of ups and downs. When you combine that with Postnatal Depression the downs can be extremely disheartening and very hard to pull yourself out of. It can be especially difficult when things have been going well for a while and you think – I’ve got… Continue reading 10 Selfcare Tips for when Depression Hits

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PND: Services available in Sydney

  During my Postnatal Depression journey I’ve come across, and used, many services that I’d like to mention and give thanks to. I’d never be at the point where I am now and so quickly after being diagnosed without each of their help. Being from the UK, I had no prior knowledge or experience of… Continue reading PND: Services available in Sydney