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October, 2013

08 Oct 13

The day I started to recover

That’s what I felt like the moment I walked into my new doctors surgery the day that I made the decision to change doctors, as my previous doc wanted me, in the midst of my depression, to practice breathing techniques. Don’t get me wrong, I am a great believer in alternative therapies, and one day I will qualify and practice them, but I needed something more. I was looking for medication to stabalise my mood and to get on an even keel. Sadly I was not given them, which led to my decision to change surgeries. When I walked into my new surgery, I was met with a cold stare and an abrupt attitude from the receptionist behind the glass screen. I was having one of my dark days, the type of day when you just want to stay in bed and not have to face the world. I was […]

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About Coping with postnatal depression…

Hi, my name is Angeline and I am mum to two kids, ages 6 months and 6 yrs. I had postnatal depression with both kids and prenatal depression with one. I have decided to write about my experience in order to help break stigmas relating to perinatal mental health, and actively campaign to see changes to services available for both men and women.

I am open and honest about my experience and, although it was a very dark time in my life, I want people to know that you can overcome this and there is light on those dark days.