11 Oct 2015

Kristina Paterson - Confronting Post-Natal Depression

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 11 October 2015

It's estimated that around 15% of new mothers suffer some form of post-natal depression, but Kristina Paterson  says the issue is still not talked about enough. She also believes the incidence of it is a lot higher than official estimates would have us believe. She discusses why there is still such a reluctance for new mothers to talk about depression and what needs to be done to help those who are at risk. Kristina Paterson is a registered nurse with 16 years experience including paediatric nursing and Plunket nursing. She founded Mothers Helpers - an organisation to help mothers under stress.