I found it so hard to believe that the thoughts were illness driven

My story so far……. So, I’m a 30-year-old mum of 2 beautiful children, a 4-year-old daughter and a 6-month-old son. I wanted to share my story to help raise awareness and to help others out there that are suffering. Most people have heard of postnatal depression but no one talks about postnatal anxiety or OCD. Read more about I found it so hard to believe that the thoughts were illness driven[…]

“My dark Stranger” living with me

I am a UK mum of two little girls (aged 4.5 and 6 years old) and a survivor of two battles with my maternal mental health. Following the birth of both my daughters, I was left fighting my way through severe Postnatal Depression and the terrifying illness known as Postpartum Psychosis. The Psychosis, unfortunately, started Read more about “My dark Stranger” living with me[…]

A drug allergy and the memory of my postpartum psychosis

“Any drug allergies?” the doctor asks. I’m seeing a new physician during the after hours clinic at my regular doctor’s office. I think I might have pink eye and I want to make sure the cold I’ve been nursing for a week isn’t pneumonia. “No,” I say, which is a lie. But it shouldn’t matter. Read more about A drug allergy and the memory of my postpartum psychosis[…]