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 Fitness Getting office employees up and moving Medical Type 2 diabetes raises cancer risk Mental health Coping with grief during the holiday season Medical Epilepsy surgery improves lives Medical Quit smoking after cancer diagnosis to survive Medical Gene therapy kills leukaemia cells 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 Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.