DEPRESSION

Alienated mothers and their trauma

Parental alienation describes a family dynamic in which a parent engages in behaviors that are likely to foster a child’s unjustified rejection of the other parent. Let us pause and look at the ways in which mums suffer the experience of being rejected by their child. Despite feminism being spoken about loudly and clearly, we …

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Family Mental Health Crisis includes kids too!

If you’re concerned about your entire family’s mental health, including your children, this is an important read. Children are at risk of long-term consequences from parental stress, anxiety and depression. This means that they can be more likely to experience mental health problems themselves. Some so-called ‘small steps’ that may help are also listed in …

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1 in 10 Fathers suffer postpartum depression

Did you know that one in 10 new fathers suffer postpartum depression? “Unlike the maternal PPD that may begin as soon as a baby is born, the paternal PPD develops gradually in the first year of a baby’s life,” this article states.Several risk factors that can predispose men to Paternal PDD are included in this …

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