Rianna became a mum at 20. She shares her experience of how her mental health was affected after giving birth. She offers advice for parents struggling with their mental health.
Highlights from Rianna’s vlog for young parents struggling with their mental health:
‘Speak to friends and family and encourage yourself to get out more…’
Struggling with mental health? Read and watch more blogs and vlogs from young parents.
Getting support and help
Postnatal depression: If you think that you may be suffering from postnatal depression, it’s important to speak to your doctor or health visitor. A useful place for advice and help is YoungMinds, a mental health charity that specialises in child and adolescent mental health. They provide a range of organisations that can help, which you can find here.
Suicidal thoughts: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts it is important to seek advice immediately from a member of your family, a friend or someone you trust. You can also call the Samaritans 24-hours-a-day on 116 123.
If you are in immediate danger or know someone who is, please call 999. It’s so important to speak out and please remember, you are not alone!