Starts on Monday.
And hopefully by then I’ll have come up with something better to call it. But probably not. We know how my Fabulous Fridays went down the tubes.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and part of mental health is post-partum depression and anxiety. As someone who has suffered from depression and post-partum depression, I feel kind of like it’s my job to do what I can to raise awareness, which is why I’m never shy about telling people that 1) I am surviving and 2) I’m on medication.
I feel like the stigma surrounding the word “depression” is what keeps too many people from seeking help. So, I want to do my part to end the silence. To do away with the stigma.
I’ve got guest bloggers lined up for the week, and I’ll be guest blogging throughout the week, too. You’ll get to hear from the husband himself about what it was like for us in the early days, before I admitted I needed to start taking the medication. You’ll hear from women who have helped others through their stuggles and those who are just admitting their battles.
And that’s my point in all of this. To show how PPD/PPA looks different on everyone. It’s the same label, but we all wear it differently. And you can’t compare one woman’s struggles to another and say “you don’t really have PPD because you aren’t X, Y, or Z.” We are all in this together.
It’s going to be an awesome week, y’all.
Sunday 16th of May 2010
Looking forward to it!