Author: pndadmin

  • Reflections on Recovery

    It’s been a while since I’ve written a personal post, but today I’m sat here inspired to write. I spent a few days this week in London, having travelled from […]

  • Dear teenage me with depression

    Dear Teenage Me. I know you are hurting right now and feel there is no hope, but please keep holding on. Everything is temporary and the pain you feel will […]

  • Running for mental health

    I recently began running. It’s well documented that exercise is good for your mental health, so I figured I would give it a go. I’m not the fastest or the […]

  • Back to blogging.

    So 4.5 years ago PND and Me began, with a poem and consequent blogs about my maternal mental illness. It’s time to get back to that. To writing what’s going […]

  • Am I okay?

    ‘How are you?’ ‘I’m okay’   How many times do we ask someone how they are? How many times do we wait to hear the answer? What if that person […]

  • Reaching out – taking a step into the unknown

    Taking that first step to seek help can feel terrifying. So many thoughts go through your head ; ‘Will I be judged?’ ‘Will they take my baby away from me?’ […]

  • How I feel…10 years on

    Lotus Petal Family Support along with The Butterfly Mother, have set a photo challenge for this years Maternal Mental Health Awarenss Week. I wanted to use the opportunity to write as well […]

  • Supporting a partner through postnatal depression

    I’m honoured to share with you this anonymous blog. A candid story of how Postnatal Depression has an affect on not just the person suffering and how important support for […]

  • To the mum battling mental illness – I see you

    To the mum battling mental illness You are not alone. Your tears may fall silently but I see you. When you are painting on a smile when someone asks ‘How […]

  • Self Care by R

    Self care. Two small words filled with love and warmth. Which the NHS defines as knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and […]