"I knew on that day that I was unwell but decided that my only choice was to keep on going. I thought that I had to, I thought that was my only choice. I just didn't realise how much my life would change that day."
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"Breaking down nearly broke me but I'm living proof that recovery is possible and that a breakdown can be a breakthrough."
Read Keryn's Story
'I was still in denial about my diagnosis but eventually got my head around it and accepted it. Through the help of a good mental health team I finally managed to get on track.'
"I was frightened, confused, withdrawn and pestered by illogical thoughts that randomly popped into my head"
Read Maya's Story
“When I was diagnosed with postnatal psychosis two weeks after my son was born, I was well on my way to being dangerously psychotic, but my husband will confirm I was still able to rationally discuss advanced ventilation strategies with the ambulance driver and sound quite normal and educated. Everything I had ever learnt seemed clearer, amplified. It therefore came as rather a shock that I had never heard of this potentially life-threatening illness.”
"Never in a million years did I think that this would happen to me. In a very short time I became highly strung, extremely anxious, agitated, sad, withdrawn and unmotivated."
Read Susan's Story
“You will be an awesome mother, you know what to do – you’re a midwife”. That was the comment I received my whole pregnancy. I always denied this and deep down I knew what I was in for, yet at the same time I was so naive. "
"Every birthday and special celebration brings feelings of joy… that we are both still alive and able to be a part of everyone’s lives."