Postpartum Depression: 6 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is Suffering From PPD by Jennison Grigsby

Motherhood
a year ago
Postpartum Depression: 6 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is Suffering From PPD

Sometimes it's difficult to know what to do when you see a friend suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). Should you give her space? Should you go to her house every day to check on her? Here are six ways you can support a friend who has postpartum depression. 

  • Say, "I am here." A hot cup of coffee and the company of a friend goes a long way. 
  • Take her for a walk. Easy exercise outside in the sun is a great way to help elevate one's mood. 
  • Stop by. Drop off a meal or help to clean the house when she's at a doctor's appointment. 
  • Encourage her to sign up for a local moms group or baby and me yoga class. 
  • Offer to babysit so she can have some "me" time. 
  • Contact local health and therapy centers in her neighborhood if you feel that her depression needs professional assistance.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Wonderful tips, Jennison Grigsby ! So many moms struggle with this. It truly takes a tribe!!

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