Am I At Risk?
Perinatal depression can affect any mother, however there is an increased risk if you have experienced any of the following:
Helping Someone Else With PND
Information for Dads – ways to support Mum brochure can be downloaded here www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au
Information for family and friends – ways to support new parents brochure is available for download here www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au
Caring for someone with PND – stories of support can be read here www.panda.org.au
How to help a mother who is not acknowledging postnatal depression – read more here www.panda.org.au
Signs & Symptoms
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What Can I Do?
If you can identify with the symptoms listed, or have been diagnosed with postnatal depression, the following strategies may help you cope:
Other lifestyle strategies include:
Information for Mums – ways to support yourself pdf can be downloaded here www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au
Helpful activities for Mums activity brochure can be found at www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au
What Is Postnatal Depression?
Postnatal depression (or PND) is the name of a mood disorder that women may experience following childbirth. Up to 13% of women will experience postnatal depression.
Postnatal depression can affect women for many months, even years. Postnatal depression often goes unrecognised by women, partners, family, friends, and sometimes even health professionals.
Some women pretend that they are coping with motherhood because they don’t understand that they are suffering from a mental illness and need professional help.
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