A powerful video from non-profit organisation, Postpartum Progress, shows the different faces of postpartum depression from real women experiencing the illness. The collaborative effort between the organisation and Baby Rabies blogger Jill Krause, shows a group of mothers candidly sharing their experiences with postpartum depression with the aims of ending the stigma associated with perinatal mood disorders.
Krause has told The Huffington Post, “We are working to erase the stigma of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and to let people know where moms can start to find help.”
This video is incredibly important because it opens up the public discussion of postpartum mood disorders on a major scale and will hopefully encourage widespread discussion between mothers who were previously uncomfortable to do so.
The women in the video maintain that their feelings of despair and frustration are completely unrelated to their love for their children. They also all agree that they are better parents, not in spite, but because of their struggles.
As one mother states, “I am a good mother… even with postpartum depression.”
…because there is always #BeautyInTheMess