Chrissy Teigen Pens Powerful Essay About Her Struggle With Post-Natal Depression
Chrissy Teigen opens up about her struggle with depression.
Penning an essay for Glamour, Chrissy made the decision to open up about her experience in the hope that anyone else dealing with the condition feels less "embarassed and alone" talking about it.
Revealing that she struggled to pin-point what was wrong with her, Chrissy said: "One thing that really got me was just how short I was with people... I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy.
Explaining that she was unable to leave her house for a long time, she said: "I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: 'Maybe I’m just not a goofy person anymore. Maybe I’m just supposed to be a mom...' "
Saying it took her a while to recognise the symptoms as being linked in with post-natal depression, she said: "I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy.
Revealing that it took eight difficult months for the penny to finally drop, Chrissy said: "What basically everyone around me – but me – knew up until December was this: I have postpartum depression."
Finishing the essay by revealing she's "hated hiding" this from her fans, Chrissy said that taking anti-depressants and attending regular therapy sessions has been a great source of help to her.
Major props to Chrissy for going public with her experience, and let's hope her essay goes some way in reducing the stigma around the condition.
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