Oct 31, 2016
Mark Williams: Paternal Postpartum Depression “He’s not talking about it”
This episode contains sensitive content for some listeners.
On this episode, I get to chat with Mark Williams, a dad who when through paternal postpartum depression and is now an amazing advocate for Dads perinatal mental health.
He is sharing with us some of his own story, some of his wifes journey through her Postpartum Depression and how he is getting the word out as a speaker around the world. He is from the UK, but recently spoke in Melbourn Austrailia at the Marce Sosciety conference, in Seattle speaking on mental health with the PSI and was asked to speak for the www.headstogether.org.uk campaign with the Royal Family!!! So Cool!
We touch on topics related to Paternal Postpartum Depression, Maternal Postpartum Depression, Traumatic Birth, coping with substance use, suicidal ideation and the lack of services and knowledge that so many families face.
He discusses how the traumatic situation of his son’s birth affected his wife and himself, how things for them worsened quickly and the journey of how he came to be a speaker and supporter of parental mental health. He hopes that providers take a FAMILY FOCUSED approach to caring for people during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
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