The Smiling Mask

By Carla Joan O'Reilly, Peggy Collins, Tania Bird, Elita Paterson

Book cover of The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood

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Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood

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1 author picked The Smiling Mask as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book focused on three stories from women who experienced postpartum depression in varying degrees. Through the stories, it raises awareness about various degrees of postpartum depression and the spectrum of symptoms. The stories are raw and emotional.  And yes, I cried through many parts of the story.

The title refers to how we try to hide from the realities of parenting by wearing smiling masks even when we are depressed. A must-read for ANY parent – any gender, any experience level.

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