Tips for Partners of Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Tips for Partners of Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Jenine Lemons, LPC, NCC Interim Director of Behavioral Health at LBU


Welcoming a newborn into the world is often described as a joyous and miraculous experience. However, the reality is that not all mothers feel an immediate rush of happiness and contentment. Postpartum depression (PPD) can cast a shadow over what should be a blissful time, affecting countless women and their families. As a partner, witnessing the person you love go through this challenging period can be overwhelming and confusing. You may find yourself grappling with how best to support your partner while also managing your own emotions.

From recognizing the signs of postpartum depression to fostering open communication, we will explore a range of tips designed to help you better understand and assist your partner during this difficult time. Remember, you are not alone on this journey. Together, we can navigate the challenges of postpartum depression and work towards building a brighter, healthier future for both you and your partner.

So, if you are ready to embark on this compassionate voyage alongside your partner, let's dive in and discover the essential tips for partners of mothers with postpartum depression.


For more information about postpartum care, please make an appointment by calling 214) 540-0300.

What To Do After a Traumatic Event

Help after a Traumatic Event

Jenine Lemons, Behaviorist at LBU Community Clinic


Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event can be a harrowing experience that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless. Whether you have witnessed an accident, a crime, or a natural disaster, the aftermath of the event can be difficult to navigate. It is important to take care of yourself and seek help in coping with the trauma. In this blog post, we will discuss some steps you can take after witnessing a traumatic event.

Take care of yourself physically

The first step after witnessing a traumatic event is to take care of yourself physically. This means getting enough rest, eating healthy foods, and staying hydrated. Trauma can take a toll on your body, so it is important to take care of your physical health.

Seek emotional support

It is natural to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed after witnessing a traumatic event. It is important to seek emotional support to help you cope with these feelings. This can include talking to a trusted friend or family member, seeking counseling or therapy, or joining a support group.

Practice self-care

Practicing self-care can help you cope with the trauma and reduce your stress levels. This can include activities such as exercise, meditation, yoga, or any other activity that brings you joy and relaxation.

Avoid triggers

Triggers can be anything that reminds you of the traumatic event and can cause you to feel anxious or upset. It is important to avoid these triggers as much as possible. This may mean avoiding certain places or activities, or limiting exposure to news or media coverage of the event.

Seek professional help

If you are struggling to cope with the trauma, it is important to seek professional help. A mental health professional can provide you with the tools and support you need to work through the trauma and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Remember that healing is a process, and it takes time. Be patient with yourself and take things one day at a time.

If you need to talk to someone, please reach out at (214) 540-0300.