Dealing with Postpartum Depression

“I had so many people telling me, ‘Isn’t this just the best season of your life?’ And when I couldn’t say, ‘Yes,’ it devastated me. . . . As I was connected with help through the church, they started to encourage me to share with friends . . . and it was really that community, that . . . where I was fearful of judgment, they met me with just such love and kindness. The way that he’s shaping my story of postpartum to help others who have a similar or very different struggle with shame—that’s what we’re doing here; that’s what matters.”

Topics: Community, Depression, Parenting