postpartum psychosisBlogger Jenny Chiu, who writes at Mommy Nanibooboo, shares her story of postpartum psychosis today on her blog. It’s not often that I see stories of this illness to share with you, so I’m so grateful that she has told her story today because I know how needed it is.

Here’s a bit of it:

The devil was after my child.

We didn’t baptize him.  Perhaps the devil already had a hold on him.  He wasn’t even like a baby – he was always screaming, always red faced, he looked odd and foreign to me.

I gripped the bedsheet tighter.

Something wasn’t right.  Was I losing my mind?  It’s sleep deprivation… if I just closed my eyes these thoughts would go away.  Perhaps I was dreaming that very second…

 Go read the rest of her story here. Support Jenny, who has bravely shared her story so that others might recognize the signs.
Read and bookmark The Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis in Plain Mama English so that you will be aware and can help others who may need help. Postpartum psychosis is a psychiatric emergency. It is important to reach out and get help for the women who suffer from it.