Dr. Jess Walker

Counselling Psychology

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May 4, 2018

It is coming to the end of #MaternalMentalHealthAwarenessWeek. I’ve been thinking a lot about this, and have read some really inspiring posts. I realised that perhaps it would be good to share my own story, as too often we sit in silence letting everyone think we are ok, when what we really need to be saying is #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay. I am lucky enough to have two wonderful, healthy children. We struggled to conceive with my first born, Rafael, and so admitting things weren’t always rosy made me feel guilty, as I knew how lucky I was to have him. I remember the envy and loneliness I felt as others fell pregnant around me when that was what I wanted most in the world too. When Rafa was born it was a wonderful moment. I had the home...

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