It’s Maternal Mental Health Week. Did you know that 1 in 4 mums suffer from post natal depression (PND) or another mental health issue – most in silence due to stigma. But maternal mental health matters! That’s why I am supporting #ShoutieSelfie, a campaign to raise awareness of maternal mental health issues and to reduce stigma. You can help to spread the message by sharing this blog post, and by sharing your own #ShoutieSelfie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. You are also welcome to add your own stories of PND and why you are supporting this campaign, in the comments below. You can find out more about the #ShoutieSelfie campaign, which is now in its third year, over at MummyLinks.
I myself was affected by maternal mental health issues after the birth of my first baby, and have previously talked about how I struggled to bond with my son. So I would like to refer you again to the guest post I wrote over on Selfish Mother a couple of years ago: ‘When Love Takes Its Time‘
Love and peace, and big hugs, to all struggling Mamas out there xx