6. Forge New Connections
In a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, researchers found a positive correlation between peer support and lowered levels of depression. Connecting with an experienced mom who has been through PPD or a new mom who's in the trenches with you may be just what you need. Or, it could be that the social interaction provided by a PPD support group (or even a local mommy and me group) is a better fit for you. Although alone time is important, you want to avoid isolating yourself completely.