I am wondering if anyone else has same thoughts as me??
Dont know if anyone saw a story in the news about an Italian woman why was forcibly made to have a c section by british medical professionals and then had the baby taken by ss because she stopped taking medication for bipolar whilst pregnant and subsequently had an episode whilst here in the uk? She was deemed to be a danger to her baby and is still fighting to get her baby back?
I also saw on this morning last week about a mum whos son had sadly died and left her struggling to overcome her depression. She built herself up with help from the doctors etc and was attending a CBT course. She later fell pregnant and whilst in labour the ss turned up without warning to remove her baby. Because she missed one session of CBT it took her four months to get her child back and as a result her relationship broke down.
The worry for me is that the authorities are making the stigma of having a mental health issue worse. I was seriously considering CBT but having saw that on tv last week deters me from doing so as i have three children and my partner and I plan on having another. If I put off asking for help surely I am running the risk of putting more pressure on myself? Right now looking forward to anything is a task in itself which is why I think CBT would be good for me. But my kids are my world and I couldn't risk losing them. So muddling along hoping today is a good day is really the only option. And also how many people in worse places than me would be detered from asking for help because the ss and courts will use it against you? ? Sorry about the rant...