In this podcast, Ellissa shares the story of her post natal depression.
After a whirlwind romance which started in a bar in Bangkok, Australian born Ellissa found herself living in Sweden. While her friends back home were kicking goals and progressing in their careers. Ellissa was working in a mediocre job and struggling to read her mail.
When Ellissa fell pregnant the gravity of disconnection from her life and support network fell heavy on her. Ellissa talks openly about the pain and crippling loneliness she experienced and the impact it holds on her life today.
Sharing her experience in a reflective way, Ellissa is able to recall the impact of having children had on her marriage and how the connection grew stronger through the struggle.
Does Ellissa’s story of disconnection resonate with you? Here are some tips on how to reclaim your sense of self.
If you or someone you know is suffering from post natal depression click on the beyondblue link for more information including treatment options.