Home > Medical > Depression > Post-natal depression 12 December 2008 Self-care What helps when you feel depressed? The Post Natal Depression Support Association offers the following advice. 0 Pin It Talk Man Talk forum » Quiz Could you be bipolar? » Ask CyberShrink » Quiz Are you depressed? » Climate change hit list 10 salty food culprits The Post Natal Depression Support Association has the following advice: Don't be fobbed off with others telling you to "pull yourself together" or "you should be grateful …" Speak to someone - your clinic sister or doctor, a post natal support telephone network Speak to your partner or close friend Accept that this is not your fault Ask for help from others Don't allow yourself to get exhausted Plan for enough rest and time off Prioritise and drop your standards. You can't do as much as you used to around the home Join a support group where you can share this experience with others who understand how you feel Take one step at a time More in Medical Happy event? When motherhood hurts More: DepressionPost-natal depression advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Parenting Overeating learned in infancy Lifestyle Fastest face transplant done in 3 weeks Medical Scientists map foot fungi Parenting Doctors 'print' on baby's airway tube, save his life Lifestyle Carbon footprint of shoes damaging environment Parenting Abused children at risk for obesity as adults From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.