Libby Binks says she felt ‘useless’ at her lowest after developing postnatal depression and anxiety

  • Revealed: new mothers left to cope alone with mental ill-health

Libby Binks had postnatal depression and anxiety after the birth of her daughter Chloe in December 2014. However, despite telling a GP and a health visitor how she was feeling, Binks received no help from them.

Recalling the time after the birth, she said: “I felt more and more useless, inadequate and a burden on my husband, Adam, who seemed to be so much better at parenthood than me.

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