I have been battling PPD since LO was born and I am just now getting my referral to a psychologist. I am not on meds and I want to see first if they are really needed.
I have known that I have needed help/therapy for a while now, but my ILs have their own take on what I should do. I don't have a mother figure I can really go to when I need to talk....my mom is bipolar/manic depressive and have decided not to have her around LO until she seeks professional help. Recently, DH mentioned something to my MIL that I am going to see a "shrink" because I am really depressed. (mind you my ILs are VERY religious and don't believe in going to see a psychologist) Sooo, according to them, I need to get rid of these "spirits".
I want to scream. I am almost desperate to get help, and the family that I do have around thinks I am possessed with "spirits"?!
and now that I am looking into possible Drs in my area, I almost ready to say "forget it"...
Sorry about the vent.