PND Awareness Week

postnatal_awareness_postcard_page_1It’s Post-Natal Depression awareness week in Australia this week, and although I live in New Zealand, thought it was still appropriate to talk about this.

I won’t go into huge detail, but I have had PND almost 3 years now.  I was diagnosed with it when my daughter was 6 months old (although I started getting it when she was much younger), and it reared its ugly head again just after my son was born at the beginning of this year.

For me, among other things, it’s like someone I don’t recognise is in my place.  Thinking, doing, saying things that aren’t me.  It’s not a nice feeling at all.

Anyway – this post is about awareness.   If you feel like something isn’t quite right within yourself, please speak to someone about it.  You can even PM me through Facebook!  I’m not a scary person hehe …

Having PND is surprisingly common.  I have recently realised a few friends have it and I’d never even known.  We are all quite good at hiding these things, and it’s really not necessary.  I have learned the hard way that having PND isn’t something to be ashamed about. Please speak up if you are unhappy, sometimes just getting the thoughts out of your head is so helpful xx

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