Get the help you and your family need.
Symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety can be easily missed. This is due to a number of factors, but most often, it’s because many symptoms can overlap with changes that we come to expect during the postpartum period so it can be difficult to determine what is normal and what might be problematic.
If you are not sure whether your feelings and thoughts are okay or not, you will feel better if you call us. It is possible that you will get some initial relief just from that one phone call. A therapist will call you back and help you decide if you should come in for an evaluation and further support. Any symptoms or thoughts that scare you should be brought to the attention of someone who specializes in this area. If you are especially worried about your symptoms, or feel it cannot wait, we urge you to also contact your healthcare practitioner. We know it can be difficult to reach out for help, but its important that you find someone you trust and let them know how you are feeling. Together, we can all come up with a plan that will help you feel better.
If you are worried about the way your partner or your sister or your daughter or best friend feels, let her know that help is available. Do your best to find good, accurate information and let her know that you will help her find the help that she needs. Will her permission, you can call us and we can help guide you through the first difficult steps of reaching out for help.
“Depression is not a sign of weakness. It means you have been strong for too long.”Unknown