Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Beyondblue : Postnatal Depression Awareness Week



Postnatal Depression Awareness Week 2009 - NOV 15-21

1 in 7 Mums get PND, let's lose the stigma & judgement!


Info from: Beyondblue.org.au

It is currently Postnatal Depression Awareness Week 2009 - November 15-21.

Learn more about postnatal depression, read about the National Perinatal Depression Initiative and personal stories.

Survey reveals Australians think pregnancy and depression go together.

One in seven new mothers are affected by postnatal depression and one in 10 pregnant women experience antenatal depression (read more)

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Depression and anxiety can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time.











It is also MOVEMBER this month so also help support Men's Depression by making a donation.

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

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beyondblue.org.au

Ph: 1300 224 636

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I am sharing this information as I have dealt with PND & depression during my life and find it is difficult for people who have not gone through it to understand what you are going through.

Understanding comes from learning. People who deal with these problems often feel alone and misunderstood when it comes to mental health issues. Often people cannot understand why they are so sad when there shouldn't be anything wrong and it is easy for people to say ' Just get over it', or 'stop thinking so much'. These feelings are often out of their control.

Rember : Depression is an illness not a weakness.


View this site or speak to your doctor for more information.

Kirsten xx

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IN THE NEWS:

Brooke Shields: Postnatal depression drove me to verge of suicide - (Nov 18 2009)

Postnatal depression still considered 'normal'
- (Mother & Baby)


2 comments:

  1. Wiser Pregnancy recently conducted a scientific survey that found that about 90% of pregnant women experience depression, and of those, two-thirds seek some kind of medical treatment for it.

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