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Maria & Pablo: Give your partner time to recover

Maria & Pablo: Give your partner time to recover

Maria and Pablo discuss why it is helpful to be patient during recovery from PPD/A.

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Mariko’s Journey

Mariko’s Journey

Mariko immigrated to Canada from Japan as an adult and married a Canadian. Her journey through depression and anxiety began during pregnancy. She hadn't known about PPD/A, and felt she couldn't reach out for help because of stigma surrounding mental health in her home country. Her healing began with help from her husband and PPPSS.

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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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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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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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