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 Parenting and home environment influence children's exercise and eating habits Lifestyle Male on male consensual sex and sexual assault common in SA Mental health Fibre-optic pen sees inside brains of children Lifestyle People want healthcare via their smartphone Parenting Polluted air linked to autism risk Lifestyle 1 in 10 in SA has addiction problem From our sponsors Don’t be taken by surprise this winter, keep your defences up with Vital Hop, skip and jump through winter with Hill’s Pet Nutrition Age-related bone loss is higher in women Conduct your most important Medihelp business from your mobile phone Live healthier Fight off the flu » Flu-proof your home Flu guide Sleep soundly Flu season Boost your defences this winter. Brush up on your smile » Dental caries Bad breath Ask the expert How to brush your teeth Here's the correct way to brush your teeth.