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PND - How do I help my friends?

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MamaA2BBE Fri 10-Jun-16 00:53:42

So I had my daughter a year ago and have had no issues with my mental health besides what I would consider to be my normal brand, but I recently received a message from a friend with a two month old who has just been told she had PND.
I've been as supportive as I can during her pregnancy, helping her with getting personal time, shopping, and passing over my own things to her.
However, my knowledge in supporting her with this is zero.

So, any advice on what I can do to help? She's coming over next week and I want to be the best friend I can be.

divafever99 Fri 10-Jun-16 01:02:45

What a lovely friend you are. I had pnd with dd 1. I felt too ashamed to tell anyone, so none of my friends knew. I felt so overwhelmed, and that I was doing things wrong. I think I would of benefitted from someone telling me I was doing a good job, and acknowledging how hard things can be sometimes.

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