Mum's inspirational 'this is what depression looks like' post goes viral

parenting 04/07/2018

Brittany Ernsperger's honest and inspirational Facebook post about her depression has gone viral in the last few days.

In the post, she talks about some of the struggles of parenting and feeling like she's not enough. 

People were quick to show their love and support to the mum and praised her for bravely sharing her story...

Read Brittany's story below...

"This is what depression looks like. No. Not the clean dishes. But that there were that many dishes in the first place; that I’ve gone 2 weeks without doing them."

"3 days ago I sat on the kitchen floor and stared at them while I cried. I knew they needed to be done. I wanted to do them so bad. But depression pulled me under. It sucked me in. Like a black hole. Rapidly, sinking quick-sand."

"Being scared your husband will leave because he thinks you’re lazy. Being scared to let people into your home because they’ll think you’re nasty. Feeling like you’re failing your kids because for the 3rd night in a row you don’t have any clean dishes to cook dinner on.. so pizza it is. Again."

"Depression is something that 'strong' people don’t talk about because they don’t want people to think they’re 'weak'. You’re not weak. You’ve been strong for so long and through so many things, that your body needs a break. I don’t even care if the only thing you did today, was put deodorant on. I’m proud of you for it. Good job. I’m in your corner. I’m on your side."

"I’m not looking for sympathy, not in the slightest. But I am letting everyone know that I’m here for you. I get it. If you need someone to talk to, I’m always here to help."