I have heard of the baby blues, but this is something else altogether; this feels like the baby black and blues. This feels like oblivion.
People always ask me if I knew what was happening when I had postpartum psychosis. The truth is that I was painfully aware of what was happening. Until I started taking medication, and felt numbed, completely zombified, and lost two weeks of my life, I felt everything, and was utterly powerless to stop it or stem the irrepressible torment of my illness.
The horror of what we went through cannot be denied, but I also want to share the tremendous love, growth and power that such a journey can engender.
The tremors of the psychotic quake still resonate throughout our lives three years later.
Know the signs and seek help early. PANDA National Helpline 1300 729 360 panda.org.au