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Here at PNI ORG UK, we understand the impact that Post Natal Illness has on Men aswell as Women.
Please feel free to have a look around our website for information and advice. Please also consider posting on our forum. We are a friendly bunch and are always here to offer support and advice.
Men visit our site and forum for many reasons, including:
- You could have a relative / friend who is suffering with PNI and are wondering how you can help her
- You may be concerned that your partner is suffering from PNI and are looking for information and advice on her symptoms
- You may need support for how you are feeling about your partners PNI and the effect it is having on your relationship.
Whatever the reason you have found us, we are glad you did and we hope you will find comfort and support here with us. We are here to listen and never judge.
Private Forum Board
We appreciate that some men may be worried about posting on the public forum. Perhaps your partner uses it or you would like to suggest it to her. With this in mind, we have created a private area especially for men, The Men’s Room.
If you would like to discuss PNI, ask questions, talk to other men in your shoes or just want some support and advice, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access. This board is not viewable to users unless we specifically give access. Staff members can also view and advise on this board.
Depression in Men after the birth of their Baby
According to recent research, about 10% of new Fathers become depressed after the birth of their child – more than twice the average for depression among men in general.
This is more common in men who have previously been diagnosed with depression, or whose partners suffer from Post Natal Depression. It is also more common in first-time Fathers.
Symptoms may include:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling isolated
- Feeling irritable, aggressive and sometimes hostile
- Feeling very low
- Poor concentration
- Loss of appetite
Here are some fantastic websites, which also offer information and advice for Dad’s who have relatives with PNI or who may be suffering from depression symptoms themselves.
www.dad.info – A fantastic resource for advice and information on all things Dad related; including health, money, relationships and the balancing act of it all!
www.fathersreachingout.com – Fathers Reaching Out is a support group for men / carers, who deal with partners of sufferers with Post Natal Depression.