Postnatal Depression Ireland
..providing support & friendship to those suffering from Postnatal Depression.
..a support network for those suffering from Postnatal Depression.
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How Others Can Help
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For family & friends:
Encourage the depressed mother to seek help from a GP; public health nurse and counsellor.
Encourage her to join a support group. Social Isolation can contribute to postnatal depression.
Try to be patient
Assist in arranging practical child care.
Try to let her express her true feelings, and treat them with sympathy.
Try to find out more about postnatal depression.
Especially for fathers:
Try, as a couple, to go out without the children, but don\'t force her to do anything she doesn\'t feel ready for.
Frequently assure her that her illness is temporary and that she will get well.
Encourage activity, even though she might resist, e.g. you might suggest going for a walk together.
Try to ensure that your partner gets enough food and rest.
Give her a massage - this will help her relax and restore her well-being.
Reassure her of your support and that you will not abandon her.
Whatever you do,
walk out on her, however difficult or impossible she is.
leave her alone with the baby for too long.
All of these can make the depression worse.
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