4 ideas for mums recently diagnosed with postnatal mental illness

It was the summer of 2015 in regional Australia and I was at my mum’s house in her full time care. My GP had diagnosed me over the phone with a psychotic episode and severe postnatal depression. I was in the local system for mental health crisis having flipped it one evening when I started … More 4 ideas for mums recently diagnosed with postnatal mental illness

Connecting at playgroup for mums with postnatal depression

A few weeks ago I went to the intake interview for Canberra’s perinatal mental health community service called PANDSI (Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Information Inc.). There are no other mental health services to support families with maternal bipolar disorder so this is the best fit for us. I don’t mind going to … More Connecting at playgroup for mums with postnatal depression