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Parenting While Depressed: 10 Things to Remember

By Jenise Harmon, LISW-S

Featured at, March 25, 2015

“Parenting is difficult enough when you feel fantastic, but when you’re struggling with depression, it can seem downright impossible.”

This article sets out to remind you that you are not alone and that you can still be a good parent to your children.

Harmon goes on to provide further detail in the full article, but here are the key points

  1. Sometimes “good enough” is perfectly fine.
  2. Find your tribe.
  3. Find a psychiatrist.
  4. Beware of postpartum depression.
  5. Forgive yourself and your children.
  6. You are not your condition.
  7. Don’t hesitate to reach out.
  8. Lighten things up.
  9. Live fearlessly.
  10. Let your children in.

By Jenise Harmon, LISW-S

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