causes postpartum depression).
I have not personally experienced single parenthood. My only awareness of it has been through reading and talking to those who have experienced it. However, I feel it is an important issue to raise in our discussions of perinatal mood disorders.
One of the challenges that single parents face is a lack of support. Being solely responsible for the intense needs of an infant can be overwhelming. Because single parents do not have a partner to help in daily life, it is vital to seek support from other sources - family, friends, neighbours, or community groups.
Connecting with other single parents who understand the challenges that you are facing may also be helpful. Through in-person groups in your community, or through online forums, there are opportunities to speak to people who have walked in your shoes.
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