Differing Advice for a Mom Who Is Depressed

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Editor's Note: We talk lots about postpartum depression, how to spot it and what to do about it. But what about when a mom is depressed and it's not PPD, like Mother of Ambition recently shared. In her sharing, she received a lot of and varied advice. The question comes back to: What is a mom who is depressed supposed to do? -Jenna

Other Mothers Understand:

Those who are parents (especially mothers), say that they know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. They've been there. They've felt it. They're embarrassed of some of the things they said and did and turned into zombie people that were barely present for months, even years, at a time. Those who are not parents, have questioned whether I should stop breastfeeding, start taking medication, send the girls to daycare, and figure my shit out.

Both sides, of course, are wonderful to hear. People love me and love my kids and want us to be happy, healthy, and safe. And, to be honest, the right answer to this depression is probably somewhere in the middle.

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Credit: stephcosta.

Read more from Other Mothers Understand at Mother of Ambition