"I am 25 years old, and today I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression. Being young and healthy I never thought in a million years I would fall into the hands of PPD considering I have never struggled with depression. I avoided the symptoms for weeks thinking it was just my hormones but day after day I became overwhelmingly sad and unhappy over nothing. I thought to myself everyday 'I have a beautiful baby and an amazing husband who works so hard, so what could I possibly be unhappy about?.' No matter what I did I just simply could not shake the sadness and the emptiness. My poor husband was on the receiving end of my awful mood swings and random crying fits, I didn't even want to talk about it to him or anyone because I was embarrassed and ashamed.
I had hit rock bottom after freaking out over something so small and decided to get help, and I'm glad I did. PPD is real, and happens to so many mothers out there and it's truly nothing to be ashamed of. I want to encourage each and every mom out there who is struggling that's it's okay to get help and that you're not alone."
Credits: Cassie N Carter Gurley
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