A mother suffering from postnatal depression has written a thank you note to a café owner whose kind gesture made a difference to her a day.
The new mother from Australia, appealed to PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) to share her note so she could get it seen but asked to remain anonymous.
The woman was staying in a mother-baby care unit for treatment for her depression when she had an encounter in a café that reminded her that..
…”the smallest kindness can make a difference”.
The full letter is below;
The letter, which was uploaded on PANDA, has prompted other mothers suffering from postnatal depression to share their own stories.
“Cafés were my saviour when I had PND, a reason to get out and feel part of life and not just invisible at home,” wrote one mum.
“It was therapy to me and I now take my five-year-old to a café whenever we feel down. They are wonderful places.”
Another mother commented:
“The smallest acts of kindness mean the world when you’re battling depression, it really is like a bolt of sunshine through the clouds.
“I remember being extra-sensitive to acts like this and feeling the need to express my gratitude so that the person knew they had made a difference. Bravo to this café owner.”
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