Being a parent can be one of life’s most joyous experiences. At the same time, parenting can cause strain and tension – not to mention sleep deprivation! In this section, you will find information about postpartum depression, supporting your children’s mental health, and coping with the stress of parenting.
Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for new parents to experience mood swings, feeling joyful one minute and depressed the next. These feelings are sometimes known as the “baby blues,” and often go away soon after birth. However, some parents may experience a deep and ongoing depression that lasts much longer. This is called postpartum depression.