The type of treatment that is best for you can depend on various things including:
Support groups are an enormously valuable form of support and treatment as they provide an opportunity for women to come together in a safe and supportive environment for mutual support. Often it is comforting to be with other mothers who feel like you do and are experiencing similar symptoms. Often being in a non-judgmental environment can help mothers to feel that they are not alone
There are different types of support groups, some are facilitated by health care professionals while others such as Well Women Franklin are peer support groups.
A Peer Support Group is conducted by facilitators with a degree of expert knowledge, often who have experienced PND themselves. The mothers that attend such groups are experiencing PND and can offer parenting and emotional skills as well as support through the recovery process together.
Support groups do not suit all women with postnatal depression as not everyone is comfortable in a group setting.