Abusive Personality Types
who do NOT want u2
have a voice will:
Often threatening legal/police action because another DARES 2:
Abuse Of Power Doesn’t Discriminate.
Ea. Yr 7.5 M
PEOPLE CHRGD W/
664,500 PPL found
NOT GUILTY attributed
ITS ESTIMATED THAT ROUGHLY 1/4+ OF ALL ABUSE BROUGHT 4
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Down Came the Rain:
My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
By Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields’ name helps shed renewed light on this traumatic event that many mothers suffer and do not understand all too well. Medical doctors and nurses while well-meaning, don’t often even acknowledge the possibility of postpartum depression and their response is often limited to a, “Here, let me prescribe you some anti-depressants."
Brooke brings a warm, human voice to the tragedy of postpartum depression and, while at times repetitive, I found the book to be a heart-touching memoir of her successful navigation through a difficult time in her life. Eminently readable, it’s a recommended book for any mother who might be going through a similar event in their own lives.
In 1980, when she was 15, Brooke starred in The Blue Lagoon. In the movie, her character accidentally becomes pregnant, and when her son is born, he intuitively finds his way to her breast as Shields looks on with love and contentment. The irony of this scene isn’t lost on the grown-up Shields, who not only did not become pregnant accidentally—numerous IVF cycles and a miscarriage preceded the 2003 birth of her daughter—but suffered a devastating aftermath to that birth.
“I was in a bizarre state of mind,” Shields describes, “experiencing feelings that ranged from embarrassment to stoicism to melancholy to shock, practically at once. I didn’t feel at all joyful.” Shields assumed she’d bounce back in a few days, after resting from her difficult labor. Instead, her feelings intensified: “This was sadness of a shockingly different magnitude. It felt as if it would never go away.”
While Shields denied anything was wrong, the persistence of friends and her husband persuaded her to seek treatment through medication and therapy. This brave memoir doesn’t shy away from Ms. Shields’s most difficult moments, including her suicidal thoughts, clearly showing the despair postpartum depression can wreak. While the writing is sometimes repetitive and clichéd, it does emphasize the depth of Shields’ depression.