— Mental Health Matters

This mom's viral photo shows what it's actually like living with postpartum depression

“It was important for me to post this during my struggle because I wanted other new parents to know that while reaching out was the hardest step for me, it was the most important as well,” she told Huffington Post.

While postpartum depression isn’t discussed nearly enough, it’s a mental illness that affects lots of women. It’s important for everyone to understand what it entails and how to help someone suffering from it.

“We need to stop assuming that the postpartum period is always euphoric, because for 1 in 7 it’s not,” DiVincenzo wrote. “We need to learn the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and support plans for postpartum conditions.”

DiVincenzo also asked everyone reading the post to share their own stories.

“We need to break the stigma and #EndTheSilence by sharing our stories and letting others know they’re not alone,” she wrote.

HER post has been shared almost 70,000 times with over 12,000 comments, making it clear that women everywhere relate to DiVincenzo’s story on a deep level.

“In case no one has told you, you’re doing an amazing job,” DiVincenzo added. “You are loved and you are worthy. You’re not alone. I know how unbelievably hard it is to reach out, but I promise you it is worth it. YOU’RE worth it.”

We couldn’t agree more.


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