Every day there are more celebrities who dare to talk about postpartum depression, something that affects thousands of recent mothers and that if left unattended, can have devastating consequences.
Now, singer John Legend talks about the importance of the couple's support when the mother suffers from postpartum depression.
Some time ago we told you that the Crissy Teigen model confessed to suffering postpartum depression. Chrissy is the mother of a one-year-old girl named Luna, with singer John Legend.
Inside the article where she talked about that difficult stage, she comments how valuable it was to receive John's support during that time, and now it is he who has decided to talk about what it is like to have a partner who suffers from depression, how important it was to be by his side and how it helped him.
"For me as a husband, my job was to do my best to support her and understand what was going on and do whatever it took to help her. I feel it is the least I could do"says John in an interview for People."As a man, you don't know how he feels internally. You should read and understand what it is and really just be there to help. You need to be present and be compassionate. And we are all trying to understand it as we go. At least you have to do something and try to understand it together."
John says he is very proud of Chrissy for sharing his story. "I'm glad you wrote about that. I think it is very powerful for her to allow other women who are not alone, and that no matter how much money or fame you have, anyone can feel that way. And it's difficult for everyone, no matter how successful you are and the amount of resources you have."
"It's hard to be a new dad and for my wife to be a new mom. Fatherhood advances the level of relationship and accompaniment you share. It is exciting to see how we grow as a couple and learn to react to challenges and joys."
During postpartum depression it is important to count on the unconditional support of a close person, if it is not the couple they can be our parents, our brothers or our friends. But surely the have someone by your side who is there for those difficult times It makes this complicated stage easier to overcome.