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

Escape. Clarity lost. Postpartum psychotic episode and medication.

Today I Googled ‘increase Risperidone’. I cannot remember what my doctor said about what to do over this break. They indicated that they were concerned about not giving me something to try and control these thoughts. Christmas/New Year is the worst time of the year to have an illness. All the perinatal support services that … More Escape. Clarity lost. Postpartum psychotic episode and medication.