Look, lets be honest having a baby is hard, and I am not just talking about the birth. Our bodies change in ways that you can’t even imagine and will never truly be the same. But this isn't always a bad thing.
It isn't just your body that changes, your mind can and does too. My brain chemistry changed when I got pregnant and I now have a serotonin imbalance which portrays itself as depression. I have been through CBT, talking therapy and I am on medication. From this, I started this Charity - My Discombobulated Brain. During this time, I have done a lot of research and want to share with you these top ten tips about how to make yourself feel better.
It is also hard for those who have to watch the people they love struggle. It is ok for them to talk too. Stigma and discrimination can prevent people from seeking help. 90% of people with mental health problems say the stigma is harder than the diagnosis.
If I could give you one tip, it would be: don’t give up on someone with a mental illness. If you’re finding it hard to be friends with them? They’re finding it harder, I promise.
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