People's support is the best thing I could ask for dealing with postpartum. It will definitely make you realize who is there for you. I'm just happy I never got to the point where I felt as though I couldn't care for my baby girl.
This handout could be useful for working with families/friends of the individual you are working with. So often people want to be supportive, but are not quite sure how. Support Looks Like... handout from rectherapyideas.blogspot.com
As we enter September and National Suicide Awareness Month, please remember to extend your hand to those who wage a daily battle with suicidal ideation. Please do not stand in judgement of Attempt Survivors or those we have so regretfully lost. Please do support family and friends who have lost someone as a result of suicide. And reach out if you are suicidal. You are not alone. Please reach out and BREATHE. I choose to keep on living.
"Family" isn't defined only by last names or blood. It's defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other's backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other! ~ Dave Willis #quote