Maternal Mental Health • Fine Art & Documentary �� Manja Wachsmuth Food Photographer
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Having grown up with a mentally ill mother and suffering post-natal depression with my firstborn, I have immersed myself in the theme of Maternal Mental Health and focused on the time as a first-time mother and the struggles with adding a second child to the family, being conscious of not falling down a big, black hole again.
While many mothers, I’m sure, will be able to relate to this range of emotions, the tipping point from baby blues to depression is a very fine line. Parts of this series was exhibited in Women's Work / a different lens, a group exhibition in Auckland's Ellen Melville Centre, across International Women's Day 2020.