Daddy Blues: Postnatal Depression in Fatherhood


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for fathers who are feeling anxious or depressed following the birth or adoption of a child

A quick summary

Daddy Blues is an important book about a much-misunderstood and overlooked situation. Mark Williams was surprised and confused when his mental health spiralled downwards following the birth of his much-wanted child with his much-loved partner. Nothing in his personal background or wider-society’s attitudes encouraged him to talk or seek help for what was happening. He managed to find a way to reach out, which led to recovery, this book and his highly-effective ongoing campaign for awareness and support for fathers.


Publisher’s description:

Mark Williams led a content life; from a working-class background, he worked his way up into a promising career and then met the love of his life. When his wife Michelle fell pregnant, it seemed as though everything had fallen into place for them. But when Michelle’s labour didn’t go well, she fell into a deep, dark depression.

Mark too felt as though he had lost something, succumbing to feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. He had never heard of fathers going through postnatal depression, but with a baby that wouldn’t stop crying, and a wife he could no longer connect with, he felt like he was losing himself more and more each day. So he found solace in old habits, and found his escape at the bottom of a bottle.

A touching story from a rarely explored perspective, Daddy Blues tells the tale of a man learning to deal with a problem he never knew he could have.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 158 g
Dimensions 198 × 133 × 11 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9781911246770


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