“I have Postnatal Depression” - words I never expected to say. But 2 years since Reuben was born I was finally diagnosed. It was a long and difficult road, to get to that point. In truth, I knew when I was pregnant that something wasn't 'right'. But there was so much else going on with my antenatal heath (with size and growth issues) that I didn't have the time or energy to face it.
My journey with mental health began from as early as I can really recall. It has been a part of my life in some form or another through family, friends and eventually my own experiences for as long as I can remember.
My own journey began shortly after my first daughter Mia was born, for the first few months everything was great, I had a great bond with her and enjoyed it all, slowly however that light seemed to darken, I really struggled to stay connected.