MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Having grown up with a mentally ill mother and suffering post natal depression with my first born,
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 exhibtion
in Aucklands Ellen Melville Centre, across International Womens Day 2020