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 Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare 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 Lifestyle Drug-resistant bacteria cause stubborn infections Lifestyle Your 'bacteria types' are as individual as you are Medical Belgian doctors transplant windpipes Mental health Football players' brains take a beating Parenting Researchers discover how sperm and eggs 'hook up' Medical Free samples may lead to expensive prescriptions From our sponsors Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.