#mental health awareness
Who ever wakes up saying today I’m gonna leave my kids all alone in this world because of a selfish choice?
Sounds stupid right?
That is a lie from the devil that if we are not careful we can fall for.
I had my son September 2019. Exciting right? I tried I really did to be happy about him but I just couldn’t. I knew this feeling wasn’t normal but I felt too ashamed to tell anyone. I took matters into my own hands and hid these feeling with over the counter drugs and alcohol.
Over time the feelings of worthlessness became so strong that I believed my kids could live without me. One day I looked at my husband and said I don’t want to be here anymore. He immediately took action for me to receive proper care.
Postpartum depression can sneak up on you. After you have a baby it is normal to be exhausted. It is NOT normal to have negative thoughts about yourself or anyone around you. Feeling like life is too much, not being able to pull yourself up are also signs of PPD.
There are many signs of postpartum depression. I urge you to contact your doctor if you just feel off. Or even if you have questions about what normal is after pregnancy.
My Personal Advice
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
When you are asked: “How are you doing?” Answer truthfully.
When someone says they want to help: Allow them to!
Surround yourself with people who love you
Remember your personal hygiene daily