Every day I talk to new mums and dads bravely (or perhaps desperately) putting on a brave face and trying to appear like all is "fine" to the outside world, no matter how badly they might be feeling inside. It appears to be such a taboo to be anything but happy and filled with love… Continue reading You’ve had a baby. How are you really doing?
Quite frequently, I speak to women who are feeling incredibly guilty and anxious about the fact they dislike the experience pregnancy, and sometimes, they are lacking any sense of connectedness to the baby growing inside their bellies. These women have usually heard/read all the stories about "mummy love" this feeling that all women are supposed… Continue reading What does it mean if I don’t like being pregnant?
I just watched the most beautiful piece of television - an interview between Anh Do and Kurt Fearnley, where these 2 engaging, positive men talked about Kurt's incredible life and his sporting achievements. They also discussed some of the stigma he has experienced as a man living with a mobility disability. http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/anhs-brush-with-fame This stunning interview got… Continue reading More on mental illness and stigma