I thought I was so prepared to recognize PPD, and to get help if I needed it. But it took ages for me to realize that the fear and guilt over every single decision I made as a parent was not normal. The isolation of new motherhood didn’t help; I felt totally alone, and I was afraid that if I asked anyone if they felt the same way, they’d be horrified. Finding the supportive community of the Good Mother Project and PPPSS has gone a long, long way toward making me feel understood and supported, and most importantly, that reaching out for help isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a sign of strength.
We’re In This Together is a photography series, coordinated in partnership with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and the Good Mother Project, that offers messages of encouragement, hope, support and love to new parents.
For more information on how you can share your message, please visit: http://goodmotherproject.com/were-in-this-together