Postnatal anxiety

Having a baby during the pandemic was the hardest thing I’ve ever done – Alexandra’s Story

In early March 2020, I was heavily pregnant, COVID started to infiltrate the world and as I was deemed as high risk my company shipped me off to work at home. The sense of panic… Read More

Dana’s Story: ‘The truth is we are not meant to be doing this alone.’

Dana Stephensen, Senior Artist at The Australian Ballet shares her story as part of COPE’s The Truth campaign. Very early on after the birth of my twin girls, I was diagnosed with severe postnatal depression… Read More

My experience of postpartum psychosis still haunts me – Jess’ story

Jess Sharp, mother of two experienced postpartum psychosis after the birth of her second child.  She tells us her truth about how the impacts of this devastating illness continue to haunt her some fifteen years… Read More

The truth behind postnatal rage – Katie’s Story

Katie was shocked at the sheer force of the rage she felt after the birth of her baby, Caleb. While she had experienced postnatal depression after her daughter Abby was born, the anger after… Read More

The truth behind intrusive thoughts – Lara’s Story

ABC journalist Lara Hyams experienced postnatal depression and intrusive thoughts after the birth of her first baby. Now, she’s sharing her story as part of COPE’s The Truth campaign.  I will never forget my… Read More