Postpartum Anxiety, OCD and Mental Health Issues w/Jenna Overbaugh

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  1. Advocate for yourself. You are not broken. You have been abandoned by both society and a very weak maternal mental health system in general.
  2. Educate yourself. Knowing the reality of postpartum mental health issues can go a long way toward keeping you out of the dark if problems do pop up.
  3. Find yourself a supportive “mom tribe” that will allow you to share your struggles and speak openly about the real problems you’re going through. Odds are, other moms are going through them too! Can’t find a support group? Create one!
  4. Make smart use of social media to find good information and support for your mental health issues. Set aside the “perfect mom” accounts and search out real postpartum information, resources, and support online.
  5. Talk to someone! Find a good therapist that treats postpartum mental health issues, and set up an appointment before you give birth. You can always cancel the appointment when the time comes. Don’t wait until the wheels fall off before reaching out for help that might be six weeks away based on therapist waiting lists.

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Founder & host of The Anxious Truth Podcast. Author, guide, and mental health advocate. Grad student — clinical mental health counseling. theanxioustruth.com

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Founder & host of The Anxious Truth Podcast. Author, guide, and mental health advocate. Grad student — clinical mental health counseling. theanxioustruth.com

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