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Start Being the Boss of Post Natal Depression…Healthylicious Micayle Ducroq – Certified Health Coach

With these top 3 tips : So you suffer from PND…. And you’ve been wondering how can YOU help you? How can your husband help you? It feels pretty endless, and you feel helpless, I know, because I had it too. But chin up, chest out and crack on with these super simple tips you […]

Post-Natal Depression: Lifting the veil of motherhood pain – Anahi Brown

I would say my lowest point was the day I googled “how to leave my husband and baby”. You see, I’m a happily married woman. I am completely in love with my husband and our little boy and, to most people, I have a perfect life. However, in the midst of post-natal depression, I was […]

PTSD, Birth Rape and me – JumeriahJaneDays

(Jumeriah Jane Days) PTSD – “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.” Mayo Clinic PND – “Postnatal Depression is a depressive illness which affects […]

Emotional Eating

Written by a member of Out of the Blues When I thought about writing about my love/hate relationship with food, I had an epiphany. Although not initially intended, it is allowing me to bury a ghost of the past, a relationship that started my cycle of emotional eating in my formative years of High School. […]

Living with Depression

Written by a member of Out of the Blues As I’ve grown older (and slightly wiser) I have come to the realisation that it is highly possible that I have suffered on and off with depression throughout my life. I am writing this in admittance that I don’t think I’ve ever been “quite right”. So […]

Postnatal Depression in Fathers –  Leena Aljebawi & Dr. Saliha Afridi, PsyD, Lighthouse Arabia Clinic (www.lighthousearabia.com)

Having a new baby is one of the most miraculous moments in human life. However, in many cases, it can also be one of the most difficult experiences for new parents. Childbirth is often accompanied by a range of stressors, including role changes, lifestyle adjustments, financial difficulties, and sleep deprivation.  The state and circumstances of […]

A mums poem!

“I am a Mum Who is doing her best But I never thought motherhood could make me depressed, Some days are good, some days are bad On those good days I have to stay glad, There is a light at the end of the tunnel I’m running towards it in need of a cuddle, Who […]