How I Overcame Postnatal Depression & Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome



Post and antenatal depression and anxiety is a serious illness that affects around 100,000 Australian families every year. This week is Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week and after thinking about making this video for a long time and talking with my close friends, we agreed that sharing my story and message would help other people going through a tough time know that they are not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel...

This was not easy for me to make and to share and I did this with a lot of fear of judgment but also strength. This was a really tough part of my life where I completely lost myself and my ability to laugh. Over time I recovered, however, I am a different person from going through this. In this video, I share with you some of the things that helped me rise out of the darkness, where I was exhausted and simply frightened. I ask that if you know anyone going through a tough time, that you share this video with them if you think it might help. I felt so alone at the time and sometimes hearing that you can come out the other end of this really gave me faith. Also, if you know of things that helped you or other people going through challenging times, please share your insights, tips and wisdom. I want this video to help people feel safe and empowered to heal.

Words and video: Canna Campell | Image: Grace Alyssa Kyo | Go to www.sugarmammatv.com | For more information, go to www.panda.org.au


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