Living With Postnatal Depression - Behind Closed Doors - PANDAS Foundation UK

Blog Post by Laura, of Dear Bear and Beany.

Dear Bear PND PANDAS

 

This is my life right now, I am living with postnatal depression behind closed doors. No one except Andy, my mum and the doctor knows. I am caught in a place that I am so desperate to get out of and I don’t know how. I think that because I am living in a world where no one knows I am constantly pushing it down inside, desperate for it not to show. Painting on that face that I’ve got so good at painting.

I know I need to change this, it’s not helping my recovery. Talking is good, sharing is good, so why am I so afraid?

The answer to that question is quite simple, I am worried what people will think of me, that I am a failure as a mum, that people will not want to associate themselves with me. All of this is ridiculous I know, but that is how I feel. I think it’s largely down to society and that we live in a world where it’s not ok to say ‘I’m not coping’.

 

Read the full Blog post here


For more from Laura, see her post “Why I Didn’t Talk About Postnatal Depression”.

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