Chrissy Teigen, model, television host and social media influencer, comes out about struggling with Postpartum Depression and anxiety. 1 in 7 women in the United States of America (according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) are affected by postpartum depression and Chrissy Teigen has come out about suffering from this post- pregnancy mental illness.

Coming out about postpartum depression

Chrissy Teigen gave birth to her daughter, Luna, in April, who is married to the fantastic singer, John Legend.

After birth, Chrissy has come out about having postpartum depression. Chrissy announced the mental illness she suffers from in an essay for Glamour magazine where she speaks about how she received the diagnosis before the holidays, several months after giving birth to Luna.

She thought of this mental illness as someone who does not like their children or did not want to give birth but she soon realized that is nothing like those feelings she had. Chrissy states, "I did not have anything remotely close to those feelings. I looked at Luna every day, amazed by her. So I did not think I had it".

Teigen's symptoms

Teigen experienced many months of struggles both physically and mentally. She had trouble getting out of bed. She barely could eat. She would randomly get angered while filming on her show and then would burst into many tears. She experienced a lot of hot and cold moments that seemed super uncontrollable. It became unbearable to a point where she could not make it all the way upstairs to get into bed and would only leave the house if she had to film for 'Lip Sync Battle'.

She would spend most of the days on the same spot on the couch she informed in the Glamour essay article she wrote.

Chrissy Teigen refused to believe that such an illness would impact her. She stated, "I couldn't figure out why I was so unhappy. I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: 'Maybe I'm just not a goofy person anymore. Maybe I'm just supposed to be a mom..."

After diagnosis, she realized that this mental illness does not discriminate and it can happen to just about anyone, regardless of who you are.

Chrissy is happy to share her story and tell the world about her struggles with this mental illness and how to combat it since so many people in this world are affected by the horrors of this mental illness. She also sympathizes for the people of the world who cannot afford to go to a doctor or get the help they need in terms of medical care. She is extremely thankful to be blessed to have the help she needed.

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