Gwyneth Paltrow Was In a “Dark Place” During Postpartum Depression

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In this age of social media, the pressure to be the perfect woman or the perfect mother has never been greater. Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her postpartum depression which a lot of women, celebrity or not, tend to shy away from. The “Avengers: Infinity War” actress, speaks of her experience during a candid conversation with her mom, actress Blythe Danner, on her Goop podcast that came out on April 26th.

“I think [it] was really shocking to me because I never thought that I would be a person who got postnatal depression,” She added: “I was so euphoric when Apple was born, and I assumed it would happen with Mosey and it just … it took a while. I really went into a dark place,”Although the star stated that she was “low-grade enough” that I didn’t have to be hospitalized, She still felt it all be a very debilitating thing; and I thinks “there’s so much shame around it and there shouldn’t be.”

Postpartum depression is not your fault–it is a real, but treatable, psychological disorder. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby, take action now:

Call a suicide hotline (free; staffed all day, every day):
National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: LifeLine
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
PPDMoms
1-800-PPDMOMS (1-800-773-6667)
Postpartum Support International
(800) 944-4PPD or (800) 944-4773
The American Psychological Association’s Consumer Help Center can also help you find a local psychologist:
Call 1-800-964-2000

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