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Anonymous

What an incredible gift to know we aren’t alone in our struggles and that help is out there. When I got pregnant with my first child, I started struggling with anxiety. After my son was born I was very anxious and needed help, but I was too embarrassed and thought I just wasn’t a good mom. I remember not being truthful on the depression questionnaire.

When I had my second baby, I knew I needed help. Again, I let pride and worrying what people would think get in the way of seeking help. My anxiety manifested itself by feeling really frustrated and losing my temper quickly. I stopped wanting to go out and would constantly feel overwhelmed and stressed. When I was pregnant with my third child, I decided enough was enough and got on medication as soon as I left the hospital. It was like a breath of fresh air for me! I just wish I would have started medication years ago.

I can’t stress enough how grateful I am that I finally reached out to get help. You are not alone! You are worth it.