is her complete and total honesty. That can take hilarious form when she's , but she's also not afraid to offer up real talk about the serious stuff like or her own postpartum depression.In a Teigen first opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression after her daughter, Luna, was born, and now she's partnering with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) on a social initiative called #MyWishForMoms that is focused on maternal mental health. “I wish I had known that postpartum depression can happen to anyone because I didn’t think it could happen to me.
Here I was, with my perfect little Luna and a supportive husband, yet I was truly struggling,” Teigen said in a press release.Throughout the month of May, which is Maternal Mental Health month, Teigen is using her platform to help reduce the stigma surrounding maternal mental health issues.
As part of her partnership with AHN, she's asking moms to share what they wish they would have known about postpartum depression and anxiety using the hashtag #MyWishForMoms.
AHN Women is also launching , which will educate families on the warning signs of postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as available treatment options.Teigen knows the power of talking about such a deeply personal issue, which is so isolating for many women. “I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy,” she . “I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: ‘Maybe I’m just not a goofy person anymore.’” But identifying her postpartum depression gave her a chance to use her experience for good. “I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with [my postpartum depression], and I hesitated to even talk about this, as everything becomes such a ‘thing.’...