I have a friend who has PPD (who has really actually probably battled depression for most or her life)- who is really stuggling. I'm friends with her H too...and he's SUPER defensive about the possbility of anti-depressants or "drugs", as he likes to call them. ::sigh::
It seems like he doesn't believe in depression, PPD...or the fact that it's chemical. He told me point blank, "My wife doesn't have a chemical imablances..." that it's just the stress of running a household. I told him that MANY new mothers are able to run a household without having suicidal thoughts.
I absolutely think she needs to go to the doctor. What do you ladies think?
Also- do you know of other treatments for PPD that work well- other then "drugs?"
P.S. I freaking love my "drugs"- they have changed my life and I don't think there is any shame in taking them.
I'm so bummed and frustrated....and why is there such a stigma on "drugs"...they are life saving people...life saving. ::sigh:: If they don't LITERALLY save people's lives (which they do)- they certainly give people back a happy and functioning life.
Even one suicidal thought is enough... even one. Please love yourself to get help...or let us love you enough to get you help.