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Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Pacific Post Partum Support Society offers help and hope to new moms and dads affected by postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as to the people who love them. We have been supporting families for over 40 years. You can help continue this vital work.

Make a tax-deductible donation today at www.postpartum.org or call 604.255.7955

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Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

After an anxious pregnancy, Mariko developed depression after her daughter's birth. A recent immigrant from Japan, language difficulties and cultural differences contributed to her feelings of isolation. Her Canadian husband, Kasimir, supported her, but wasn't really sure how to help. However, he did what was most important for Mariko: he listened. After a long time, Mariko reached out for help and began to heal. As a result of their journey through PPD/A, they learned a great deal about themselves, each other, and their relationship. They now feel stronger and wiser.

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Linda’s Journey

Linda’s Journey

Linda's PPD/A impacted all parts of her life, and contributed to the end of her marriage. She healed with help from her psychiatrist, as well as PPPSS's weekly support group and telephone support. During her journey through postpartum, Linda learned how to take care of herself so she can take care of her son. She now lives her life with renewed joy.

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Robin: What helped in recovery (2)

Robin: What helped in recovery (2)

Robin describes how being able to share her story helped her to recover from PPD/A

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Maria: I had no patience

Maria: I had no patience

Maria discusses how her anger and lack of patience was one of the first signs that something was wrong.

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Pablo: Self-care

Pablo: Self-care

Pablo discusses why it is essential to take care of yourself.

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Allen: What PPD/A is

Allen: What PPD/A is

Allen describes his emotionally stressful and exhausting postpartum experience, which ultimately resulted in significant personal change.

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Allen: Advice for other men

Allen: Advice for other men

Allen advises that often the best thing a person can do to support a person with PPD/A, or any struggling new parent, is to just listen to them.

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Maria and Pablo: Importance of self-care

Maria and Pablo: Importance of self-care

Maria discusses how self-care is a necessity, not a luxury, for new parents. She also shares how her partner, Pablo, came to realize that time for self-care was a crucial part of what Maria needed to recover from PPD/A.

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Mariko & Kasimir: How he could help

Mariko & Kasimir: How he could help

Even before Mariko was able to tell Kasimir what she really needed to recover, the fact that he just listened as she shared her feelings and experiences, without judging or trying to fix it, was extremely helpful.

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