Post-Natal Depression Awareness Week

This week (5-12th November) is Perinatal Awareness Week here in New Zealand. Some call it Post-Natal Depression week, but I’m going to say Perinatal because it covers more than just depression.

Perinatal covers the period from conception until 2 years old and can be anything from anxiety, to depression, to psychosis.

As most of you know, I have struggled with depression for a long time now. When Chloe was 6 months old I finally reached out and got help.

You can check out my original post about my struggles HERE.

Today I was invited onto The AM Show to chat with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson. It was really great to chat to all three about parenting struggles – both for the Mother AND Father.

10% of men experience depression after a child is born; it’s a good reminder that Perinatal depression isn’t solely for Mums.

ANYWAY … see below a link to an article on the News Hub website. The video of my chat with The AM Show is in here:

Thank you to the Mediaworks team for inviting me to be on The AM Show and thank you to the hosts for making me feel comfortable to chat about a topic I am very passionate about.

The more we talk about Depression, the less stigma there is about it.

Don’t forget you can still buy tickets to the High Tea fundraiser down in Wellington on Sunday 12th November. I’ll be there, along with Jude Dobson and Emily Writes chatting about our struggles and raising funds for the Perinatal Anxiety Depression Aotearoa Organisation.

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