Dads and PPD

Did you know dads get PPD? Well, it’s true. Dads get PPD. (Equality of the sexes, baby.)

I have still not had a dad with PPD come on my show. Hopefully that happens sometime during the next 74 episodes! (Note to self: scour internet and find dads with PPD who are willing to talk about it on podcast.) (Note to readers and listeners: if you know any dads who have or had PPD and are willing to talk about it on my podcast, send them my way! Email Courtney@PPDadventures.com. and we’ll set something up.)

In the meantime, there are resources out there for dads who experience a mood disorder:

We do not have enough resources for moms, but we have even fewer resources for dads. My advocacy focuses on moms because that is what I know, but dads are struggling and need help, too. I especially worry about the pressure on men to act like they have their shit pulled together and are not struggling with Big Feelings.

But I know that we are getting better, and if we keep working together, we can have resources available for all parents struggling with a mood disorder.