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When Your Mind Is Broken – The Hidden Epidemic Of Maternal Mental Illness | Channel Mum

December 20, 2019


Having a baby can
mess with your mind. These mums told us, “I imagined an
iron melting into my baby’s face. I thought everyone would
be better off without me. ” 43% of new mums suffer extreme
or disturbing thoughts. “Just blackness, despair
like being trapped in thick mud.”, “I thought that my
mother in law was planning to take my baby.”, “I cut all
my hair off as I thought my baby was eating it and
making himself ill.” 62% of mums fear something
dreadful may happen to their baby. “I wanted to throw my
daughter out of the window.”, “I believed if I went
to sleep, someone would break in and smother
us all to death.” 94% of mums say they are
fine when they’re not. We promise, you are not alone. Come and join the
Channel Mum village. Click the link to take our
Mums Mental Health Quiz now.

10 Comments

  • Reply Channel Mum February 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Have you ever had these kind of thoughts? What did you do to overcome them?

  • Reply Sadia Fambam February 8, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Start creating things and wallah!,so far all down feeling almost gone.

  • Reply Franky Thomas February 8, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Omg I was convinced from pregnancy tat my sons nan was going to try an take him away. My ex made me feel horrible and pushed me to hand my son over all the time wen I just wanted to cuddle my baby without pressure. Glad im normal xx

  • Reply Franky Thomas February 8, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    P.s it took me till my son was about two years before I went to the doctors and im glad I hav now. Things can be hard beeing a single mummy but there much better then they wer. I was so alone xx

  • Reply Kayley Best February 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Whoever is going through this sort of thing; you can get through it. I did and I thought it would kill me but it didn’t, and it won’t kill you either. Every awful thought that went through my mind tortured my soul but they eventually started to fade, yours will too. I’m nowhere near fine but I’m getting there in my own way, day by day and you will too. You are not alone. We can do this❤️

  • Reply Queen LaQueefa February 9, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I can't imagine doing this solo. Single mum's suffering with this issue, You should be very proud of your enormous strength! It is very tiring work trying to stay positive i know that first hand. Things can still be hard even with a partner or family around to help. So i applaud every mother, single or not. Anyone that is going through this, you aren't alone and it won't last forever. Tell someone close to you or even a trusted health professional that you are feeling overwhelmed and need a hand. If that isn't an option please reach out to someone online. Big hugs and squeezes xx ?

  • Reply Queen LaQueefa February 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

    If you feel overwhelmed by a thought or feeling put baby somewhere safe like a cot or play pen and go take a few moments to breathe and clear your mind of those thoughts/feelings. You are not neglecting them you are protecting them.

  • Reply Melissa Miller February 9, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    This is such a great Video! Well done Channel Mum for doing this.. the comments off other mums are great too!! Things like this can be so difficult to talk about.. so good to know your not alone! ??❤️?

  • Reply Amy Wedge February 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Why is this video focused on "mums" this subject is something very personal to our family and although I think it's great we 're raising awareness on such a taboo subject but the focus shouldn't be just placed on women x

  • Reply Patricia Marie February 13, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Thank you this has helped me I remember having these thought and felt I couldn't tell anyone I thought they would think I'm a crazy mom. I'm not the only one that get these thought.

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