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November, 2013

14 Nov 13

A Monster Ate My Mum

A friend of mine , Jen or @intinctivemum ,  who I met through  twitter, had written a poem to try and verbalise what PND meant to her and as a way of explaining to her young children what it felt like to experience such a debilitating illness. It grew from there and took on a new life which has manafested itself into a book that the PND community ,very badly needs. She then asked if I would review her book which I did on my main blog over at  www.daftmamma.co.uk and I have to say that the words took my breath away. I never really knew that there was a way to express what it is like, to a child in order that they understand and comprehend things but that day when I received it and sat down to read it to my 6year old, it opened up a dialogue […]

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05 Nov 13

Recovery Part One

I must apologize for not blogging and kind of leaving you all in the lurch but I have had a busy couple of months which has stopped me from writing more. Anyway, here is something different for you all today… Yes, I know that my posts have so far been “depressing” but I would invalidate my experience if I didn’t talk about the lows and it would also invalidate the experience that a lot of you readers are having or have had. Ok, back to the recovery part of my post… I can’t pin point a day as such but a series of events which led me to where I was able to stop crying and start doing. It was something that took a lot of time, medication as mentioned previously and patience from those involved… I think my guiding light number one(because I had many), was my male health […]

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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.