I have rounded up link’s a resources for us depressed mommy’s!

Are you are mom who suffers from depression? Well depressed mommy's unite here with links to blog post's you can realte to. I am also sharing resources with ton's of information!

When I decided to share my story about my depression I never expected the response I received from other mom’s in my life. Old friends, close friends, acquaintances, friends of friends. They all reached out saying that they, too, had dealt with their own times of depression.

Hard times will always reveal true friends quote

I always knew that depression is pretty common in the US, but did you know that at any one point 3-5 percent of adults suffer from major depression; in life the risk is 17%?  I wonder how many of those percentages are mom’s? Or more specifically, stay-at-home mom’s?

When I first started this journey of getting myself out of this funk, I started with research. (After I called my doctor, of course.)

 The Anxiety and Depression Association of America  was the first place I came across. It really is just a site packed full of information regarding depression and anxiety. (They have an awesome resource page too!)

Another great resource is National Institute of Mental Health. Lot’s of good information there, too!

When I decided to do a google search for ‘depression in stay-at-home moms’ I came across this pretty sad article from Gallup.

This data is from 2012, but I’m sure it hasn’t changed much.

“The degree of difficulty of being a stay-at-home parent is evident in a new Gallup analysis of more than 60,000 U.S. women interviewed in 2012. Non-employed women with young children at home are more likely than women with young children at home who are employed for pay to report experiencing sadness and anger a lot of the day “yesterday.” Stay-at-home moms are also much more likely to report having ever been diagnosed with depression than employed moms. Employed moms are about as emotionally well-off as working women who do not have children at home.”

Makes ya wonder why?

 

After I read a few other things, I got bored on my google search. So, naturally I turned to pinterest to see what I could find about depressed mom’s. Pinterest turned up some pretty awesome articles and blog post’s from other moms who have gone through depression.

(You can go follow my Mom Depression board here.)

Getting information and fact’s about depression was informative, but I was looking for something (or someone) to connect to.

I found a handful of post’s that I wanted to share with my depressed mommy followers (and friends!)

(The following are blog post and articles I have found and will be linking them directly back to the original post. If you’d like to share or pin those specific post please do so from the original post. It’s only the nice thing to do. Give credit where credit is due.)

What to Do When The Tears Keep Falling

The link above will take you to a blog post about a mom who has dealt with her own dark days and has some really good tips on how to keep going. It was actually one of the first post’s I pinned on my personal Pinterest page.

The Inner Dialogue of a Depressed Mom

Click the link above to go to an article on The Mighty. When I read this I was brought to tears. It was like reading MY thoughts on my darkest days.

To The Mom Who Feels Depressed on The Humbled Home Maker

This is a post from a mom who has been depressed to other depressed moms. I really enjoyed reading this post. It gave me hope that I will get better, because there are other moms out there that have been in my shoes. And they got better!

Beating Depression as a Stay at Home Mom

The link above seems to be a bit older, but has some great tips on how to keep pushing forward.

What it’s like to be a Stay-at-Home Mom on the Verge of Depression

The link above will take you to a post on Scary Mommy. Its a post that most stay-at-home moms can relate to. I think anyone who has battled depression can relate to much of what she says.

Become a Happier Healthier Mom

The link above is the last I have to share for now. She has great advice and tips get you out of a funk.

"The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you're not." Depression quote.

If you feel like you suffer from depression please reach out and get some help. Find someone to talk to. Call your doctor. You can get better! Please feel free to email me anytime at memyselfandmommy2@gmail.com if you need someone to listen and relate to what you are going through. You don’t have to go through this alone!

If you ever have thoughts of suicide call The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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5 thoughts on “Depressed Mommy’s Unite! Links to resources and posts you can relate to!”

  1. The more I read on your posts, the prouder and the sadder I get. It isn’t right that any stay at home MOM should have to suffer from this. It’s a part of life that shouldn’t be tolerated. I think most spouses are not aware of what is happening to the one person (who is supposed to be the most important person in their lives) closest to them. It’s truly sad, and I think I’m as guilty as most of us are!

  2. Thanks for writing this post! I’m sure there are a lot of moms of there who really need this! I’ll be sharing for you! Thanks for adding this post to the Family Joy linkup!

  3. You are so amazing!! Us women tend to be very emotional depending on different chemical levels in our system ( ha, damn hormones) or because we are stressed, or the moon… Whatever the reason…. Make sure you take a minute for yourself, it’s so easy to forget about you when you have a mountain of others’ needs as well. You can only be strong for others if you can be strong for yourself too. Even just a quick minute to recoop could do a lot of good ( I know easier said than done for a mama), remember a minute away or just doing a nice gesture for yourself more is far easier then climbing out of a deep hole of depression we can unknowingly dig due to self neglect. Love yourself. You are the most important. Remember that. Your kids will thank you, they love their happy mama. It’s easy to be frazzled when we are steached thin. When you need, focus on your breath that helps take you into the moment, helps you catch up to what is happening now. It can give you perspective. Btw You’re so beautiful happy!! Much love M

    Ps. I love your blog, we both know I’m not a mama yet, so my words probably mean half as much. But I do remember when my mama had the big C, I had to remember that I couldn’t be good for her if I was not taking care of myself. Depression is hard, know you are never alone, and even if you feel alone if you learn to vibrate with the universe, the universe will talk too (be open to the signs around you, they can be easily overlooked within this chaotic world).

  4. Thanks for sharing these great resources. I’ll be pinning this so I can come back to it. It’s so hard to suffer with depression while taking care of someone else.

    1. You are so welcome. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. I agree, having two kids (plus a third I watch during the week) and a husband who has health issues and is super sick a lot of the time. Its so hard when so many people are counting on me to take of them.

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