Algoma Public Health
If you or someone you care about is feeling depressed or anxious and not themselves... you are not alone. There is help.
Contact your health care provider or Algoma Public Health Parent Child Information Line:
Sault Ste. Marie: 541-7101
Toll Free in the Algoma: 1-888-537-5741
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get Help! Talk to someone about how you are feeling. Delaying treatment can delay recovery.
Take Care of Yourself. You are not alone in feeling the way you do. Do not feel ashamed or guilty for your thoughts and feelings. They do not make you a bad mother.
Try to Take Breaks. Take time for yourself. Take a bath, read a magazine, go for a walk.
Ask for Support. It is okay to have help taking care of baby and yourself. Choose someone you can talk to, who is patient and caring.
Get Counselling. There are professionals who can help you to talk through your feelings.
Consider Medication. Antidepressants are not addictive. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you. You can continue to breastfeed while taking certain medications.
Date of Creation: June 1, 2015
Last Modified: June 1, 2015
Life with a New Baby is Not Always Wonderful
You are not alone.
There is help.
There is hope.