I became a mother after a decade of married life and it was something I was really looking forward to. However, as soon as I delivered my baby, I started experiencing intense pangs of depression and before I knew, I was diagnosed with post-partum depression.
Initially I had thought that my symptoms would go away on their own so I did not bother getting treatment, but I was wrong. The depression started incapacitating me. There were times when I would feel so detached from my baby that he would cry for hours because of hunger and I would not budge. Gradually, I stopped breastfeeding him. My relationship with my husband went downhill but he was very patient with me. Because of his unconditional love and support, I finally decided to seek help. It was then that I came across the website of MCHealth and called their helpline.
That one call changed my life. The admission counselor was so compassionate and understanding. Since I had just delivered a baby, I was enrolled for an intensive outpatient program. It completely changed my outlook towards people and life in general. I realized this was the place where hope was transformed into healing. I was started on mild medications and I participated in therapy sessions. The cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helped me uncover my deep-seated issues. I was also introduced to meditation, which helped me relax. The individual and group therapy sessions helped me understand my weaknesses and strengths.
Today, I am full of life and energy. The treatment at MCHealth helped me foster a stronger bond with my baby and husband. I’m much happier and content with my life now, all thanks to MCHealth.
Medical Concierge offers quality, innovative and compassionate care for mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. We also offer alumni services and continuing care to ensure sustained recovery.