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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Parenting 101: Where to find postpartum depression support groups in Detroit


You spent months preparing for the arrival of your baby.  But you weren't prepared for how emotionally drained you would be after your baby was born. You've probably asked yourself why you're crying all the time, why you dread feeding or diapering or even just holding your beautiful baby, and why you just can't seem to function normally even after several weeks or months.  Looking at other mothers smile and coo at their babies just makes you feel even more anxious, isolated and alone.  Some well-meaing friends just say you have the "baby blues" but you know deep down it is something more serious.

Seeking help might just be the hardest part of treating postpartum depression.  So it is important to know what type of help exists for you in the Metro Detroit area.  Other than a doctor, one of the best places to go with questions or to seek support is the Tree of Hope Foundation.  The Tree of Hope's goal is to provide easily accessible support to people currently in the throes of postpartum depression, as well as increase postpartum depression awareness, education, and research.

If you are looking for other people who understand what you are going through, the Tree of Hope Foundation is there for you.  Whether you are experiencing clinically-diagnosed postpartum depression or you're just having an extremely difficult, emotional time adjusting to your new life, the support groups are a place of solace, comfort, and understanding.  Their groups are offered every week, at locations throughout the Metro Detroit area.  The groups are free of charge, and no referral is required.  All you have to do is show up--it's that simple…

Parenting 101: Where to find postpartum depression support groups in Detroit

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