I came across this story on my Facebook: http://herviewfromhome.com/new-mom-takes-her-own-life-after-silent-battle-with-postpartum-depression-why-all-of-us-must-share-her-friends-plea/
It reminded me of my own issues. I suffered from depression prior to my son’s birth–family history–and it only worsened after he got here. It did remind me how ashamed I felt about my feelings of apathy towards everything else but my son, surprisingly. I know others who have had postpartum depression and it can be so difficult to deal with, especially if you’ve never really been depressed, sans adolescent years.
Please read and know depression, no matter when or why the cause, is a battle.
Depression lies. It tells you know one cares but that isn’t true. It tells you how terrible you are but if you were terrible, why would you have friends and family want to talk or hang out with you? Why would you matter so much? Actions speak louder than words.
There is so much help available and affordable. It isn’t always easy to find but just ask, and you will get the help you need.
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