Kōrero: Mental health services

Experience of mental illness: post-natal depression (2 o 4)

Experience of mental illness: post-natal depression

Former prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley and her husband Burton described their personal experience of post-natal depression to the Mothers matter website, run by the Postnatal Depression Family/Whanau New Zealand Trust. Shipley describes her experience as 'one of the most debilitating things I have ever endured ... How I wish that a website like www.mothersmatter.co.nz had been available to me at that time.'

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Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Mental health and mental illness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29393/experience-of-mental-illness-post-natal-depression (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Jun 2018