I’m not exaggerating when I say that this post has taken me absolutely weeks to write. It was about three months ago that I decided that I wanted to share my story and my personal struggles with post natal depression. The main reason it has taken me so long to actually finish this post is because I’ve struggled to find just the right words to explain everything that’s been going on inside my head.
So where am I now? I’m actually going to see my GP today for a review appointment, but do you know what? I do feel a huge deal better and I am so bloody happy to be able to say that. I don’t feel 100% amazing by any means but I am finally embracing and enjoying motherhood and all that comes with it. It’s been a tough year so far, but I’m hoping that the next few months will be filled with plenty of smiles, laughter and happiness.
One day, Tyler will be old enough to read my blog. Maybe I will private this blog post so that he never has to read it or maybe I will read through it with him and explain everything in further detail to him and answer any questions that he may have, but above all I will tell him that I love him. Because even in my darkest moments and even when I convinced myself that I didn’t love him, I did. I knew deep down that I did and I always will.
I’ve compiled a list of useful links that may be helpful to you if you would like to do some further reading into post natal depression or if you are looking for how and where you can get help for yourself of someone that you love. If you would like to have a chat with me or have any questions regarding this post then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me either via my social media links or my email address which is email@example.com
The NHS post natal depression overview
The NHS on antidepressants
CBT – NHS Choices
Find your closest NHS GP surgery
Find psychological therapies
The online CBT register
Directory of Chartered Psychologists
The Samaritans website and telephone number (UK + ROI) 116 123
PND on the Mind website
PND on the Tommy’s website
PND on the NCT website
Pandas Foundation (for Pre and Post Natal Depression)