Becoming a parent is the most magical time of someone’s life………
…..Or is it?
What about those with prenatal and post natal depression? What about those that have had a traumatic birth? Why are we programmed in to this state of mind that it should be a certain way and feel ultimate guilt if it’s not?
As parents we are almost brainwashed in to thinking we should enjoy every waking second of it. From pregnancy to even the labour….We’ve all heard SOMEONE say “I really enjoyed labour it was magical!” …. Magical was far from my own experience of labour. I would be more inclined to use the words “Traumatic” and “Horrific” for the way that mine panned out. I will also say that for the pregnancy and the six months following my Daughters birth due to prenatal and post natal depression.
Psychosis is something that isn’t spoken about enough. It’s a topic that holds a lot of stigma and one that people are frightened to talk about.
Psychosis has a lot of stigma attached to it and is one area of mental health that is less spoken about.
I can understand this, I was scared and ashamed of my own experience of psychosis and found it very difficult to talk about. Out of all my mental health experiences, it remains the one that I still find hard. It’s not an easy thing to be open about without judgement but it’s something that will remain stigmatised unless we do. I have learned to be more open about my own experiences and talk about it more, even though it actually took me a long time to get over my worst episode in 2016 and I actually had flashbacks from the experiences I had for some time that would see me suddenly breaking down in tears. Continue reading “Psychosis – Melanie Llewellyn – The Day My Brain Slipped Out My Head Onto The Kitchen Floor”→