Rattled: Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis

Rattled: Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis

by Jen Wight


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Parenthood brings sleepless nights, tears and tantrums, nappy changes from hell, and the firm belief that you’re Cameron Diaz … wait, what?!

New mum, Jen Wight, definitely wasn’t expecting that. But after her son was born, her worldview shifted in strange and unexpected ways. Within weeks, Jen found herself living a very different life – working out the deeper connections underpinning existence, and discussing strategy with Barack Obama. The problem is, no one else could see what she saw. Not even her next-door neighbour, Renée Zellweger!

Rattledtells the extraordinary story of how Jen overcame her manic episodes – caused by postpartum psychosis–andbeat her postpartum depression to become the loving, caring, wonderful mother she is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789560725
Publisher: Trigger
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Jen Wight works as a fundraiser for an addiction and homelessness charity and is proud to have raised millions of pounds for social justice causes here in the UK and Australia. She was the city editor for the first ever ‘Not for Tourists’ London guide (NFT). She has written columns, reviews and features for a wide range of websites and magazines including Mamamia, Mumsonthego, Time Out Sydney and Third Sector. She is a confident public speaker and is happy – and indeed keen – to talk openly about her mental health to help break down the stigma that surrounds this area. She lives in Hackney, where she grew up, with her husband and son.

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“This gripping book will take readers into the darkest of post-partum mood disorders. Importantly, hers is a message of hope, and she describes coming out of that darkness in a captivating, whimsical, enlightening way.” Professor Gordon Parker AO – Professor of Psychiatry University of New South Wales, and psychiatrist Black Dog Institute.

“This book is not only a compelling read, but a moving insight into how psychiatric illness affects your mind, body, relationships and the very sense of who you are.” Dr Dawn Barker, psychiatrist & author of “Fractured”

“It is fascinating to read of Jen's experiences, documented with brutal and beautiful honesty throughout. A fabulous book that I found impossible to put down.” Bibi Kenedy, Mental Health Clinical Nurse Consultant, Sydney Children’s Hospital

"In a graphic account of a terrifying experience, Jen charts the territory of post-natal psychosis and depression with great courage, vision and wit."Juliet Stevenson CBE – Award winning actress and patron of SANE UK

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