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 Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice 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 Medical Caffeine and alcohol affect your DNA Lifestyle Why mosquitoes bite us Fitness It's never too late to start exercising Lifestyle Good body image tied to happier relationships Medical 135 million will have dementia by 2050 Parenting 'Sensory integration' may help autistic kids From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.