This is published as part of a series of articles looking at post-natal depression in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Listen to rough-cut audio of women telling their stories (Some of the voices have been altered.)
*Pseudonyms are used where anonymity has been requested.
Articles in this series were supported by a grant from the Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism.
Other articles in this series:
1. ‘The Thief That Steals Motherhood‘ (Introduction)
2. ‘But, I’m Not Depressed‘ (screening, causes, treatments)
3. Finding Someone Who ‘Gets It‘ (services, volunteering on the frontline)
4. Quick links and resources
This investigative journalism project by Alison McCulloch was funded entirely by member donations to the Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism. If you want to see more quality public interest journalism like this please donate to, or become a member of, the Scoop Foundation here.
The Foundation is currently running a membership drive for October and has some great rewards on offer including a multi-author book on the future of journalism in New Zealand.
Alison McCulloch will be interviewed by Kim Hill on Kim’s RNZ Saturday morning show at 9.05am on 22nd October, and that interview will be subsequently available on the RNZ website.