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    Hi to all you mums that suffer with postnatal depression. I to suffer with it. My name is Melissa and i have 2 children i had antinalal depression when i was pregnant with my second child and when she was 8 months i was finally diagnosed with postnatal depression. There is no support for us, PND is a silent epidemic affecting so many mums so i thought why not try and find a support group , but to no avail there are no PND support groups that i have found. So i was thinking of starting my own . A group of mums to meet, chat and help each other out in good times and bad , i live in Newcastle so if anyone is interested please reply to me either on Bubhub or my email is "mmillses@aapt.net.au" hope to here from anyone interested


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    That sounds like a really good idea! i would love to but i'm in brisbane maybe we could start one up here. Hope t all goes well for u and i was just diagnosed a few days ago but i know how it feels to have noone understand i had only just worked up the courage to go see the doc ofter 18months of hell. Hope u feel ok 2day!
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    I found that here in Sydney too. No support groups for PND sufferers. You are told to get counselling but for many it is just too expensive. I might look into starting one here.
    I have had PND with both my kids and have now as of yesterday had to up my meds. Hopefully it will help.
    I think it is a great idea 2xmummy. It would help lots of women.

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    It might be worth checking out the Beyond Blue website Beyondblue.org.au they have a newish section on postnatal depression and a bunch of links to services and help/ information lines which includes some support groups and national bodies with state or localised support groups. Also some pretty good information on the site All the best
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    This forum and the lovely members here have become my depression support group!

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    Me too Martha I really would have been lost without Bubhub.

    As terrible as it sounds, it's actually very reassuring to hear that I'm not the only one to feel the way I have.

    I'm in Queensland so I can't really help with a local support group but I'm more than willing to be a part of a "virtual" support group

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    Bub Hub is invaluable for support!

    I have suffered from both ante-natal depression and now PND. I'm currently in a mother-baby live-in unit in order to get help. I have been very lucky to gain access to this service and the follow-up services that the unit provides - from all reports, Victoria is the place to be if you have PND!

    It would be great to have a virtual group as well though although my posting will be a little sporadic for the next few weeks until I leave hospital.

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    i dont know of any in my area (brisbane) but i did find this for anyone in townsville.
    http://www.nqpostnataldistress.com/
    i think we really need to do something to make sure there is more support for PND sufferers.

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    Hi Melissa,

    I am very sorry to hear that you are going through it.

    I suffered Post Natal Depression as well while i was on maternity leave. I had it for 2.5 months 4 months after my twins were born, i just felt tired and always had negative thoughts. On the outside no one knew i had it i was able to mask it really well.

    I contacted PANDA - Post and Antenatal Depression Association. They are in Victoria. There website is http://www.panda.org.au. Contact them and they should be able to give you a contact of a support group in your state.

    I was told that PND can come from sleep deprivation, and since i have got twins i felt that she was spot on.

    When i spoke to Panda the women was great, i spoke to her for 1 hour and she really understood what i was thinking. After i spoke to her i felt a huge load off my shoulders. She also sent me a information pack about post natal depression.

    My PND did go away as i started writing in my journal and admitting it to my loved ones that i had it. Doing that made me feel so much better because i actually got great support for loved ones.

    Now i am back at work full time and really enjoying the balance.

    I didnt go on medication but i did get though it.

    I hope this helps, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    For anyone else who has been reading this thread i am also here for you as well.

    All the best

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    I am new to bub hub so hello to everyone out there.

    I am a mum of 2 - one is 3 and the other is 3 mths.

    I feel frustrated, anxious and down and don't really know if I'm depressed or not. I have a big family, however I don't have a lot of family support which gets me down quite a bit. My husband is fantastic but I feel I resent him for a lot of reasons and take a lot of things out on him when I shouldn't.

    I can't talk to my family as it only ends ugly - I really feel on the outer which makes me wonder if there is something wrong with me??


    Quote Originally Posted by mylittletwins View Post
    Hi Melissa,

    I am very sorry to hear that you are going through it.

    I suffered Post Natal Depression as well while i was on maternity leave. I had it for 2.5 months 4 months after my twins were born, i just felt tired and always had negative thoughts. On the outside no one knew i had it i was able to mask it really well.

    I contacted PANDA - Post and Antenatal Depression Association. They are in Victoria. There website is http://www.panda.org.au. Contact them and they should be able to give you a contact of a support group in your state.

    I was told that PND can come from sleep deprivation, and since i have got twins i felt that she was spot on.

    When i spoke to Panda the women was great, i spoke to her for 1 hour and she really understood what i was thinking. After i spoke to her i felt a huge load off my shoulders. She also sent me a information pack about post natal depression.

    My PND did go away as i started writing in my journal and admitting it to my loved ones that i had it. Doing that made me feel so much better because i actually got great support for loved ones.

    Now i am back at work full time and really enjoying the balance.

    I didnt go on medication but i did get though it.

    I hope this helps, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    For anyone else who has been reading this thread i am also here for you as well.

    All the best


 

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