Posts Tagged ‘ptsd’

Life After…The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Raising awareness of issues affecting premature babies and their families is something I am very passionate about. I am pleased that today’s Life After comes from wonderful Catriona of the brilliant Smallest Things, which is focused on campaigning for babies born too soon. Here, Catriona writes about what happened after her first son was born much […] Read more…

Mental health services cause more distress than they solve

My journey seeking psychological support since my own life-threatening illness and the resulting death of my son earlier this year can best be described as a farce. Today’s psychiatrist appointment was extraordinary, even by the standards that have previously been set, with the doctor bringing religion into the conversation, and refusing to write a repeat […] Read more…

Easy and quick access to counselling after baby loss is crucial

World Mental Health Day is coming up this week (Friday October 10) – as it falls within Baby Loss Awareness Week, it’s a perfect opportunity to talk about the importance of easy and quick access to counselling for parents after the death of a baby. Counselling is vital for the parents, whose world has just […] Read more…

Pensive

It’s been a tough week, for a variety of reasons. Counselling last week was very challenging, because we discussed the day that Hugo died. As expected, recounting that day was very traumatic, and it sent me straight back to those very raw, terrifying emotions. For a few days, I became nearly as withdrawn as I […] Read more…

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