• Dr Julia Hodgson (@drjuliaparents)

Let's talk about postpartum depression

originally posted jan 18 2021 on facebook & instagram


I've been feeling really pulled to talk more about my journey with postpartum depression lately, so I think I am going to do a series of posts for you all (and for me, let's be real). It's time.


It's such a difficult thing to talk about because mental health issues, postpartum mood disorders in particular, can feel like there is something wrong with you. Like you're screwing up or should just power through or other stupid things that we say to people with mental illness. As someone dealing with postpartum depression, who has experienced depressive episodes in the past, who is a freakin' psychologist, I am telling you, you are doing nothing wrong if you deal with mental illness. It is a real and legitimate and PAINFUL condition that has biological (chemicals in your brain) roots. I can't say that enough.


Mental illness is illness.

Postpartum depression does not mean you've done anything wrong.

You're still a good parent.


Join me on this journey, friends.


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