This week is national Postnatal Depression Awareness week, where, traditionally (or, since about half as long as I’ve been blogging) we’re encouraged to “just speak up” about depression. I’ve, personally, been doing it as long as I’ve been blogging.
The aim is to reduce the stigma, encourage women to speak up, and to enlighten and inform others about depression (and mental illness, generally). Beyond Blue, I believe, were the instigator of the Just Speak Up campaign.
Stories are told – I’ve told my own many times – and experiences about