My experience with PND followed the birth of my eldest daughter some thirty years ago. Later the struggle with the mental illness of a close family member again revealed the stigma and ignorance that often surrounds mental health issues. These experiences have coloured many aspects of my life with anxiety, depression & self-doubt, but I have also gained compassion, understanding and tolerance. And for me the most effective assistance has been peer support; many times something as simple as someone to talk to, and at other times direction to appropriate professional assistance.
“A problem shared is a problem halved”