Medical Musings, Health Hypotheses & Therapeutic Thoughts
This week (16-22 November) is postnatal depression awareness week. PANDA (Post & Antenatal Depression Association) is calling for greater awareness of antenatal and postnatal anxiety, encouraging mums and dads to seek help early.
One my clients recommended I read this post. I like this blog anyway, but this particular post resonated with me for its beautifully explanation and illustration what it can be like to have depression.
From a psychological perspective, we often talk about depression being not only the presence of negative feelings, but more importantly, the inability to experience positive feelings.
If you haven't felt this way before, it can be difficult to understand, and even more difficult to describe, but this blog does it really well.
For those of you that have been there, you may relate to the story. For those of you who haven't experienced depression - you probably know someone who has. You may appreciate gaining some insight into what is happening, and how to support, those loved ones around you.
Click here to read the post.
This post is related to the one I did yesterday.
We can often feel a bit lost with how to help our loved ones going through a difficult time. What is the right thing to say? How can you help?
For youth week (4-13th April 2014), the NSW government has published a webpage on how to help youths with mental health. It may be designed for young people, but the strategies apply to all. Click here to visit the page.