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Being Alone, Crazy, and Facebook: A mother-of-two suffering from postpartum depression has posed for a powerful photoshoot featuring two vastly different parenting scenarios to show what it is really like to live with the mood disorder Kathy DiVincenzo with Paul DiVincenzo and Danielle Fantis May 2 at 7-27am- Chances are, you're feeling pretty uncomfortable right now (trust me I am too). I'm going to challenge you to push past the discomfort soclety has placed on postpartum mental illness and hear me out May has been declared Postpartum Depression Awareness Month and as someone with diagnosed postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD I feel like it's time to show you what that can really look like, not just the side of me that's Facebook worthy The truth is, both of these pictures represent my life depending on the day. I would only ever comfortably share one of these realities though and that's the problem. The only thing more exhausting than having these conditions is pretending daily that I don't. I work twice as hard to hide this reality from you because I'm afraid to make you uncomfortable. I'm afraid you'll think I'm weak, crazy, a terrible mother, or the other million things my mind convinces me of and I know Im not alone in those thoughts. We need to stop assuming that the postpartum period is always euphoric, because for 1 in 7 it's not. We need to start asking new parents how they're doing in a deeper way than the normal, "so how are you doing? that triggers the knee jerk, "everything's greatl" response. We need to learn the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and support plans for postpartum conditions. We need to break the stigma and BEndTheSilence by sharing our stories and letting others know theyre not alone. If you have had a postpartum mood disorder please share your story below, or simply postto show you can relate. Let's show athers that they don't have to suffer in silence n case no one has told you, you're doing an amazing job. You are loved and you are worthy. You're nat alone. Information to local and national support will be in the comment section. I know how unbel ievably hard it is to reach out, but I promise you it is worth it. YOU'RE worth it Thank you to my close friend Danielle from Danielle Fantis Photography, a fellow mom that struggled with ppd, for capturing these images for me and encouraging me to share them with you. She encouraged other women who have dealt with postpartum depression to share their stories. Many did Lauren Fisher So very true and such a serious topic that needs to be out in the open more! I struggled with both postpartum depression and anxiety. I'm lucky to have a great support system of family, friends and doctors that helped me through it. I pray all those that experience it don't suffer in silence. Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 12:10pm Charly Higson I feel like this most days, suffered with ppd with my 1st and still suffering a year later with my 2nd child. X Like Reply 21 hrs Grace Cenita nobody would understand postpartum even your husband doesn't know about it! Thanks for your bravery. Count me in, im one of the others Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 12:16pm Edited Stephanie Creasey Thank you, so much for sharing this. I was fortunate enough not to have ppd,but I do have OCD and as a new mom, I've struggled daily with making sure everything is always picture perfect. You are strong, you are oved and you are doing a great job! Don't let your inner demons win. Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 9:44am Now go find a mom in your life, and ask her "how are you? No, how are you really? And then listen. Mom goes viral with photos showing what life with postpartum depression actually looks like.
Being Alone, Crazy, and Facebook: A mother-of-two suffering from postpartum depression has posed
 for a powerful photoshoot featuring two vastly different parenting
 scenarios to show what it is really like to live with the mood disorder
 Kathy DiVincenzo with Paul DiVincenzo and Danielle Fantis
 May 2 at 7-27am-
 Chances are, you're feeling pretty uncomfortable right now (trust me I am
 too). I'm going to challenge you to push past the discomfort soclety has
 placed on postpartum mental illness and hear me out
 May has been declared Postpartum Depression Awareness Month and as
 someone with diagnosed postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD I feel
 like it's time to show you what that can really look like, not just the side of
 me that's Facebook worthy
 The truth is, both of these pictures represent my life depending on the
 day. I would only ever comfortably share one of these realities though and
 that's the problem. The only thing more exhausting than having these
 conditions is pretending daily that I don't. I work twice as hard to hide this
 reality from you because I'm afraid to make you uncomfortable. I'm afraid
 you'll think I'm weak, crazy, a terrible mother, or the other million things
 my mind convinces me of and I know Im not alone in those thoughts.
 We need to stop assuming that the postpartum period is always euphoric,
 because for 1 in 7 it's not. We need to start asking new parents how
 they're doing in a deeper way than the normal, "so how are you doing?
 that triggers the knee jerk, "everything's greatl" response. We need to
 learn the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and support plans for postpartum
 conditions.
 We need to break the stigma and BEndTheSilence by sharing our stories
 and letting others know theyre not alone. If you have had a postpartum
 mood disorder please share your story below, or simply postto show
 you can relate. Let's show athers that they don't have to suffer in silence
 n case no one has told you, you're doing an amazing job. You are loved
 and you are worthy. You're nat alone. Information to local and national
 support will be in the comment section. I know how unbel ievably hard it is
 to reach out, but I promise you it is worth it. YOU'RE worth it
 Thank you to my close friend Danielle from Danielle Fantis Photography, a
 fellow mom that struggled with ppd, for capturing these images for me
 and encouraging me to share them with you.
 She encouraged other women who have dealt with postpartum
 depression to share their stories. Many did
 Lauren Fisher So very true and such a serious
 topic that needs to be out in the open more! I
 struggled with both postpartum depression and
 anxiety. I'm lucky to have a great support system of
 family, friends and doctors that helped me through
 it. I pray all those that experience it don't suffer in
 silence.
 Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 12:10pm
 Charly Higson I feel like this most days, suffered
 with ppd with my 1st and still suffering a year later
 with my 2nd child. X
 Like Reply 21 hrs
 Grace Cenita nobody would understand
 postpartum even your husband doesn't know
 about it! Thanks for your bravery. Count me in, im
 one of the others
 Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 12:16pm Edited
 Stephanie Creasey Thank you, so much for
 sharing this. I was fortunate enough not to have
 ppd,but I do have OCD and as a new mom, I've
 struggled daily with making sure everything is
 always picture perfect. You are strong, you are
 oved and you are doing a great job! Don't let your
 inner demons win.
 Like Reply 1 Yesterday at 9:44am
 Now go find a mom in your life, and ask her "how are you?
 No, how are you really? And then listen.
Mom goes viral with photos showing what life with postpartum depression actually looks like.

Mom goes viral with photos showing what life with postpartum depression actually looks like.