O is for Open
I’ve always been one of those people who keeps things to her self, I thought it was better and easier that way. Unfortunately it isn’t as I found out when I went hurtling into a Crisis situation after the birth of TJ, I was so used to managing and not talking that I didn’t cope very well when things became too much. I’m not going to say anymore here, but if you want to know about my PND and my story, please read the rest of my blog because the A to Z challenge for me is about being positive.
After being so ill and having to talk so much to health professionals I realised that talking and sharing is actually really good, there are so many people out there who have also struggled with life that no one should ever be alone.
I now know that being open and talking to others can help in your recovery, but also at the same time help others with theirs. I have joined various forums, blog communities and found like-minded people on Twitter that have been a great source of help and support when things have been difficult.
If you are struggling with PND / PPD then please seek help, talk to people whether in the real world or online. Just remember to be open about how you feel and what you need to help you get though a difficult time in your life.