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Postpartum Depression Treatment & Residential Mental Health Options


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Postpartum Depression Treatment &

Residential Mental Health Options


Life after baby isn’t always sunshine, sweetness, and smiles. Your body and mind have gone through a lot, which you probably don’t have a full understanding of until you’ve found yourself down a deep and endless hole called postpartum depression. As a woman who just gave birth to a beautiful and healthy little girl, I can tell you firsthand that postpartum is a difficult time. There are options available, such as Bridges to Recovery, which is a depression residential treatment center in Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades. 

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Luckily, I have not suffered from postpartum depression or had to deal with mental health issues, but I do have loved ones that have experienced the difficulties in recovering and dealing with these diseases. Sometimes the issue might not require inpatient treatment, but it’s always best to consider your options for recovery and seek the help of a professional — an outsider looking in might see something that you can’t diagnose yourself.

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There’s a negative stigma on postpartum depression and it scares me. Women should be allowed to cry in front of other people after childbirth. We shouldn’t have to feel like people are going to automatically label us as depressed, crazy, or as a bad mom simply because our hormones aren’t perfectly balanced. Women shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help.

I know as a mother of two young children, I always put my kids first in my life. However, I know I am not being selfish when I put myself ahead of them when it comes to my health. If I don’t put myself first when necessary, I won’t be able to function as the mother that they deserve. 

Postpartum DepressionIf you think you might be suffering from postpartum depression or require treatment for other mental health issues, don’t be afraid to reach out and seek the help that you deserve. It’s better to save your own life than to be embarrassed about what others might think. Research a depression treatment center like and take care of yourself before you worry about anyone else.






My name is Nicole Napolitano and I am a full-time professional parenting blogger and work-at-home mom of two adorable and vivacious children (boy - 6 & girl - 2.5). I decided to develop MamaNYC in 2010 shortly (1-month) after transitioning from work-a-holic Internet marketing pro to the shoes of a stay-at-home mom (bored!). As a dedicated business manager for over 9-years, I was determined and positive that I would once again be a successful business woman -- whether or not I had a diaper bag tagging along! I am a New York City native, but relocated with my husband and our two kids to sunny Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. Leaving everything behind was scary, but it's time to make new memories. My interests include web design, Internet marketing, product development and research, SEO, movies, friends, and spending time with my family.

12 thoughts on “Postpartum Depression Treatment & Residential Mental Health Options

  1. Thanks for this post! PPD is very real but I think a lot of people try to pretend it doesn’t exist, or you are a bad mom if you are going thrugh it. Glad to see there is help out there!

  2. I have not had to deal with postpartum depression yet (cross my fingers, baby #3 is only 3 months old now) but I watched my sister-in-law go through it and it is so hard. I feel bad for those mommies! And the worst is that we often cannot recognize it in ourselves. This topic needs to be discussed thoroughly at prenatal doctors appointments.

  3. This is a topic that needs attention. You picture having a new baby as the happiest time of your life, but then reality sets in you are sleep deprived, your hormones are off, your body isn’t what it used to be etc. Its truly a tough time for moms and I’m glad there is support for moms!

    1. Tell me about it! It’s an endless circle of depression because your hormones make you sad, so your sad because your sad, and sad because you should be happy, and feel like you shouldn’t feel sad because you DO love your baby, but your sad….(say that 10x fast!!!) :0) Then there is the other side whereas a woman just has the baby blues and a tad hormonal, but dare she shed a tear and everyone automatically calls it PPD, so women are frightened to even SHOW emotion after pregnancy– and that’s why lots of women don’t get the help they need. 🙁

  4. This is so important! I suffered minor Postpartum and it was awful! Every woman should be educated about how they are not alone and to know it is a possibility!

  5. This is a very important area that does not get all the attention it deserves. Women should be helped, not stigmatized for postpartnum problems.

  6. People should investigate mineral deficiencies and healthy fats if they find themselves in this position. Try coconut, hemp or flax oil and high potency multi-mineral supplements. Also, take vitamin D.

  7. Thankfully I never had to deal with this myself but I know what its like to deal with similar issues. the more we can educate ppl about this the more mamas we can help!

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