I experienced PP in August last year which resulted me being in a (wonderful) MBU for 3 months. I feel lucky that I am recovering well and have (and hopefully will continue to) avoided the depression that seems to so often affect those of us who are still recovering.
I want to use my experience in a positive way and I am mooting ideas about how I could help other women in the future. Personally I had never heard of PP and think it would have helped if I knew about it before I was in the middle of an episode. I attended an NCT class and although they talked about recognising Post Natal Depression they did not mention PP at all. I think that it would have been useful for my family and I to know the symptoms before I spiralled deep into a psychosis. So my idea was to contact the NCT to encourage them to mention this illness (its early signs) while they were already discussing mental health.
I would really appreciate your thoughts on this. Do you think this is a good idea?Would it have helped you?
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