Four babies later, I have been around the proverbial block with postpartum depression several times. The topic is near and dear to my heart.
I could take this post MANY different directions but I am taking the “AWARENESS” path on this one. Awareness that roughly 1 in 8 women will experience postpartum depression. And it is estimated that only 15% of these women will get help. The rest suffer in silence because…you SHOULD have control of your brain, right? We can and SHOULD do a lot better than the 15% treatment rate. But it will take awareness.
Awareness helps dispel shame.
It combats ignorance.
Being aware fosters openness and support.