How to help new dads with postnatal depression
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How to help new dads with postnatal depression

Kelvin McMillan Assistant professor in nursing children and young people, University of Birmingham

An assistant professor of nursing describes his experiences

I had postnatal depression as a first-time father in 2018. For the first nine months of parenthood, I thought it was normal to struggle the way I did, but then that changed, and I remember saying the words ‘I don’t belong in this world’. That was the moment I realised that my daily struggles were not normal, and they would not simply go away.

Mental Health Practice. 25, 6, 16-16. doi: 10.7748/mhp.25.6.16.s9

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