I have also signed up to be a Time To Change Champion, speaking out about the stigma of depression and campaigning for more support for others in need.
From a personal experience when I was a new and very lonely mother, with no parental support, I struggled with PND. The doctor even said I was at risk from it, but, I did not get the support I really needed. In that very desperate time, you just want to reach out to someone, someone who understands, even a little bit. It was hard then and it is now, and I refuse to sit quietly and feel ashamed about having PND.
Having a mental health issue or issues, is not limited to just a week sadly, so let's keep talking and supporting each other. If you know someone who is going through it, speak to them, support them, be there for them, as there is nothing more isolating sometimes then having a mental health disability.
The more voices that there are, the louder we can be heard...
To find out about more Time to Change, please visit www.time-to-change.org.uk
Mental Health Mates www.mentalhealthmates.co.uk
PANDAS Pre and PostNatal Depression Support http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/