When Life Takes a Different Path: A Tale of Postnatal Depression
"In the dead of night in October, 2009, I gave birth to my fourth baby. The room was dim, and the air had a sombre peacefulness to it. I had gone nearly two weeks overdue with this baby, and I hadn’t been in a hurry to meet her; in fact, I would have been quite happy to remain pregnant indefinitely." This article by Kirrilee Heartman tells her story and experience with postnatal depression.
"This week, 17th
of November 2013, is Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week. Perinatal may be an unfamiliar term for some people but it refers to the period from conception through to 12 months after the birth of a baby." This article by Rhona Barker brings awareness about Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, as well as insight into Perinatal Depression and Anxiety.
Helping Young Mothers at Risk of Mental Illness
Young mothers at risk of perinatal mental health issues will have instant access to expert advice following the launch today of a new mental health awareness online resource by the Minister for Mental Health, Kevin Humphries.