A friend texted me the other morning that a woman she went to high school with was suffering from postpartum depression and hanged herself. The baby was five weeks old. Extremely upsetting. Tragic. Untimely. Before I was a parent, I absorbed these stories from a social work perspective. Not enough resources, support groups, coping mechanisms. Now, as a new mom, there is a part of me that understands the pain, the confusion, the insane hormones.
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