Absolutely one of the saddest stories I have read in a long time. What I cant understand if the lack of help she received and wasnt sectioned earlier. Just brings to fruition how PND caused by a traumatic birth still isnt addressed and the system failed her. Sure that more CBT, treatment and family help could of saved her and her lovely young boys.
Poor, poor woman and poor, poor boys. I can't imagine how her husband must feel.
However, I can understand how it can happen. I had an awful pregnancy and very traumatic birth and then suffered severe PND. I was treated awfully, and if it hadn't been for a wonderful DP and the help of an excellent charity (aimed at women, but not specifically parents) that I discovered by chance, I would not be here, and I suspect neither would my son.
The association for post natal illness helped me when I suffered severe PND. They are a decent charity and I received help from a woman who had recovered from pnd who acted as a sort of mentor.
I was so ill that I ended up in a mother and Baby unit for 3 months. There was a girl on the unit who was at high risk of suicide, lovely girl, so sad. I never had the courage to get pg again after that experience.