It’s Hard Opening Up

ForeignMom's Blog

Since my post about post-partum depression, I have received lots of messages, calls, cards, hugs and great positive support in general, and I am very thankful for that. Though I have always been pretty open about depression and how it has affected my life, not everyone was aware that I have been struggling with it for a time now.

Asking for help is one thing that you read and hear over and over again. Some people were surprised that I never mentioned anything to them, but to be honest, reaching out is one of the hardest things that you have to do. Not only because it takes admitting to having depression, which is something not very understood still, but also because one doesn’t always find the support she needs and that makes you hide behind forced smiles and pretense even more.

I had the “luck” -if one can call…

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