Depression and anxiety involve your body, mood, and thoughts. Feelings such as extreme worry and sadness can affect the way you eat, sleep, and live. They also affect the way you feel about yourself and the world around you. Without treatment, negative feelings can last for weeks, months, or even years. Treatment is available and can help most people who suffer from these two disorders. Learn more about depression and anxiety, where you can get help, what treatments are out there, and some self-help tips.
Congratulations, you have a new baby! This is likely one of the happiest events in your life. You may even say to yourself, “What could make me happier than a new baby?" With so much excitement going on, you wonder why you are feeling so sad. Depression that occurs after the birth of a baby is called postpartum depression. Having postpartum depression can make it very hard for you as a new mother. You may even find it hard to take care of yourself and your new baby. If you or someone you love is suffering from postpartum depression, you probably have questions about why it is happening and what to do.
Stress happens to everyone at different points in life. It is a normal reaction to feeling overwhelmed or threatened in any way. When life requires more of you than you feel you can handle, you will experience stress. The problem is stress can affect our ability to function well. You may not interact or react well to others. Learning to control stress, therefore, is very important in happiness and well-being.
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