Dad's Page

Michelle Lacy, MA, LPC, PMH-C

Does this sound familiar to you?

- "I never know what to expect when I get home."

- "Will my partner ever be the same?"

- "Something is horribly wrong, but I don't know how to help her."

- "It's tough to live with a depressed person."

How can you help?

- Encourage her to talk about her feelings, and do not judge them.

- Help her to reach out to others.

- Help her to find support and dedicated healthcare.

- Help her cope (practically and emotionally).

- Pitch in to help before she asks.

- Offer reassurance, positive feedback, and patience.

- Have confidence in her strength and recovery.

- Educate yourself about perinatal mood disorders.

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Dads Can Struggle too:

1 in 10 dads can struggle with depression or anxiety after the birth of a child. There is help. Women's Health Innovations of Arizona offers a dad's program to ensure the whole family has support.