3 Tips for Dealing with Scary Thoughts in Postpartum Depression

 
 

Here are 3 ways you can immediately cope with scary thoughts and get some relief during your struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety:

1) Shift your environment and engage your 5 senses

2) Write down your scary thoughts. Rate your anxiety and other emotions from 0-100. Write down what these feelings show about you and your values that's really positive (e.g., my anxiety shows I want to protect my baby from all harm. My shame shows that I really don't want to have these thoughts. I want life to be better, etc.)

3) Imagine a dear friend you really care about is going through the exact same thing you're going through, and they're feeling the same negative feelings about themselves. Write down what you would say to them.