Running to Improve your Health

on May 29, 2014 @ 09:00 pm

Who doesnt want to improve their health? Feel younger...have more energy throughout the day...and finally get compliments on the parts of your body they thought they never would again. Hello, I want to talk about a very important issue. Last weekend I worked at a venue giving out Life Brand Products to woman who particapants in Winnipeg of a womans run where money was raised for a very important cause..Womans Heath Issues. Did you know that 1:3 woman will suffer from a mental health issue throughout their life time...I dont know about you but I find this number to be astonishing. Forgive me if you think this out of line but I want to remind you all how serious one mental health issue can become. Do you remember a woman in Winnipeg last year, drowned her babies in the bath tub and then committed suicide? She was diagnosed with post pardom depression and suffered in silence until one day she just couldnt take it anymore. (for lack of a better word!). I hope you will consider getting involved and raising and running for someone you love!

Now you might be wondering what kind of person would do such a thing...just as I once was until I learned what post pardon depression was and how it effects the new mom. It is quite saddening to read what these woman go thru. Being a new mom is supposed to be the most joyful experience in the world yet for woman who are suffering from post pardom depression life seems unbareable and giving birth can be a very long and painful ordeal...for all the woman who have ever expereinced giving birth you are well awhere of what I am talking about.    

Anyone can be diagnosed with a mental illness, there is no certain type of person it devours. Dont let your friends suffer in silence...its ok to talk about it...its ok to ask for help, it doesnt make you weak.  If you are suffering in silence pick up the phone talk to someone in the mental health department in your town or city. Don't wait until it is too late...there are wonderful people out there who don't know you at all but want to help...don't be afraid to admit you are suffering from depression, PPD or any other type of mental illness. There are people out there who want to help before it is too late.

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Thank you on May 30, 2014 @ 10:23 am

Shelly777, you are right. This mental issue needs more attention, and the sooner the better. This is a problem that should have been addressed much earlier. I know it has been addressed in the past but not effectively enough. These young mothers must be given help almost from the first stages of pregnancy. They should be given instructions on what to look for as warning signs, advised that there is definitely help out there for them, and most importantly how to obtain that help.

So pleased that someone is trying to do something about this. Next step is to mention this problem on Facebook and any other method of reaching more of the public.

I truly believe that the biggest problem for these women is realizing what they are suffering from, knowing that is nothing to be ashamed of and next being able to obtain immediate help. More Doctors should be referring these women to a clinic that deals with this problem. Instead they are to quick to advise the patient that it will pass.

Thank you for addressing this issue in such a caring way. Wouldn't it be nice if something more could be done in the very near future. Good on you for bringing this to our attention. Perhaps in strength we can accomplish a few miracles.

Re: Petersgirl on May 30, 2014 @ 10:47 am

Thanks for the reply and the advice. I would love to address these issues on would I start? I am not really all that great with social media..but I will give it a try...If it helps someone in the future...I will do all I can. Yes, there is strength in numbers...everyone must get involved and help each other..especially help those dealing with these issues..before something bad happens again that no one can control.

I'm no expert on May 30, 2014 @ 11:10 am

OK I am no expert on Facebook, but do use it. First off you have to sign up, once you sign up connect with friends. Then just post what you posted for this forum. One of the upper level chicks like mamaluv could probably walk you through it better than me. Once you get set up, give me a heads up and I can friend you, the more friends you get the bigger your exposure. I currently volunteer for SMILE-Edmonton, we feed the homeless every Sunday night and I get all the news and messages via Facebook, which also notifies you on your email address. We are getting pretty good exposure and new volunteers just because people are reading our posts and responding. I wish I knew how to give you my email address privately through this site. I think if I friend you on ChickAdvisers its a fairly private conversation but not really sure.

I too am concerned re: PPD, it is starting to hit close to home, I have known two people who have had it hit very close to home where children were murdered, the one in Millet, AB for example. You are right we definitely need to start something going. Message mamaluv, I am sure she can send you in the right direction.

RE: Facebook on May 30, 2014 @ 11:43 am


I posted it on facebook! Thats wonderful what you are doing for the sound like a very considerate and caring individual...I wish everyone would lend a hand to help others out who need it...then this world would be a better place. I would like your email address...not sure how private this website is though either.

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