While you’re seeing your family doctor and trying to get screened, assessed, and properly treated for a maternal mental illness, join a supportive online community that has your back!
Talking to women who were going through the same thing helped me feel like I wasn’t alone and calmed me down during many difficult, anxiety-ridden, middle-of-the-night moments (and there were a lot of them). Join my Private Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Facebook Support Group, a community of thousands of women currently experiencing maternal mental health issues (prenatal or postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, psychosis) who provide non-medical, non-judgmental peer support. Your posts cannot be seen by Facebook friends or the general public. There is no advertising of any kind in the group which is monitored 24/7.
You are not alone.