Coping Mechanisms For Postpartum Depression And Suicide Ideation

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Elena, Roger’s better half, gave birth to their twins recently. The couple had married almost a decade back and the birth of twins was celebrated by a lavish house party. The couple was overjoyed at the way their children filled their monotonous days and nights with love and joy.

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www.sovarizona.com Coping Mechanisms for Postpartum Depression and Suicide Ideation Elena Roger’s better half gave birth to their twins recently. The couple had married almost a decade back and the birth of twins was celebrated by a lavish house party. The couple was overjoyed at the way their children filled their monotonous days and nights with love and joy. But as time passed by Roger started noticing that Elena seemed a little distant and would sometimes lead to inconsolable crying spells that left him baffled. Elena wished to be alone stopped looking after herself and screamed at the babies occasionally. She even harbored suicidal thoughts. After weeks of pestering she agreed to see a mental health counsellor who made a thorough assessment of her symptoms and diagnosed her with postpartum depression PPD. Many women across the United States grapple with PPD every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC at least one in nine women experiences PPD symptoms. Postpartum depression is different from “baby blues” and is associated with long-lasting feelings of sadness and restlessness. It is one of the major risk factors for suicide. Parenting a new born is hard. Sleepless nights breastfeeding managing household chores and constantly providing for the baby can easily get overwhelming for the new mother and it can even set the stage for suicide ideation. However there are ways to cope if one is prepared well in advance to navigate smoothly during the postpartum phase. Here are a few ways to prevent the onset of negative emotions and manage periods of stress after delivery: Reading in advance – As soon as a woman discovers that she is pregnant she should start reading books on parenting start attending classes on it and keep herself abreast of the challenges ahead. This way she can be prepared in advance with coping mechanisms and even the partner is aware. Getting personal space and time – Parenting is not a competition where one would be judged for her style of caring and nursing for the baby. One must leave all the insecurities and guilt

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www.sovarizona.com and happily embrace the new stage of life. While baby care is top priority the mother should spend some time alone to feel relaxed and invigorated. One can take help of a loved one or babysitter to look after the baby for a couple of hours during the day when one can take a peaceful nap do some yoga read something or indulge in anything of one’s interest. Keeping fit and healthy – A mother can look after the baby happily only when she is healthy rejuvenated relieved of stress and rested adequately. This can be achieved through various ways like by taking nutritious diets sleeping well etc. Taking minimal amounts of sugar and processed food and keeping the body hydrated help too. Additionally going for walks and doing mild exercises can help in keeping the body and mind fit. Connecting with support groups – One can connect with an online or offline group of women sailing in the same boat. Shared experiences can help to learn and unlearn many things on the road to parenting especially first-time mothers. This can also be a platform to give vent to the pent-up emotions and seek answers to day-to-day challenges. Reaching for help Having a baby is a blissful experience but no matter how much you have looked forward to it there are going to be days when you feel as if you are on an emotional rollercoaster. This is normal if the symptoms subside in time. However if they worsen and the mother continues to feel depressed maybe it is about time to seek professional help. At Sovereign Health of Arizona women struggling with suicide ideation and mental health conditions such as PPD can receive comprehensive and customized behavioral health treatment services in a safe and supportive environment. We offer treatment for suicidal ideation in Arizona along with other mental problems substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. For more information on our state-of-the-art rehab which is among the best suicidal Ideation treatment centers for women or about our treatment programs call our 24/7 helpline 866 696-8645.

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