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‘I went from being the poster child college student to alone, depressed, barely able to get out of bed.’: Woman claims ‘post-college depression is a real thing,’ promises ‘it gets better’

“Freshman year: joins 6 clubs, a sports team, lives on a floor with 60 people, never alone. Senior year: BOOM. I spent 4 years building the life I wanted, and it all got pulled from under me. This is post graduate depression. It’s a real thing. I never knew, because no one talks about it. People closest to me had a hard time understanding how the bubbliest person they knew was now gone.”

‘The baby suddenly gagged, then violently vomited what seemed to be a weeks’ worth of breast milk. I held her up, lifeless.’: Mom suffers from PTSD, anxiety after traumatic event with 5-week-old daughter

“I immediately told my oldest to dial 9-1-1. She was trembling. I realized she was unable to call; she dialed 1-9-9 in utter fear. My baby was unresponsive. Then, we saw her move. She had aspirated on breast milk. I drowned my baby. This is all my fault. I wasn’t ok.”

‘It’s 3 a.m. and you’d like a cookie? OKAY!’ It’s funny how my once-strict mother turned into the good witch from the Wizard of Oz, her tutu lined with snacks, the second her children were grown.

“I hear being a grandparent is the height of bliss. You get all of the benefits of enjoying children. You can spoil them rotten, discipline them rarely or not at all, and send them home to their parents as soon as you’re sick of watching Moana for the 82nd time this week. What’s not to love?”

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