Ep. 27: Coping with postnatal depression with Jo Love
The Bubbling Adventure
Today, our special guest is Jo Love, who is a mental health advocate, author, psychotherapy student and a mother. She will tell us about her journey with postnatal or postpartum depression; the pressure and the support she received, and she will also give us some precious advice. Jo is giving a lot of details about her experience, so here’s a trigger warning for this episode, as we are talking about deep depression. Jo's details: www.jolove.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/jo__love__/ https://www.instagram.com/therapyismagic/ UK MH Resources: Samaritans offer a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week support service. Call them FREE on 116 123. You can also email email@example.com https://www.samaritans.org/ Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19. https://giveusashout.org/ Papyrus is a dedicated service for people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone concerned about a young person. You can call the HOPElineUK number on 0800 068 4141, text 07786 209697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ NHS: Their website is a great place to find various mental health resources including crisis support: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/ and their 111 number offers free 24-hour national helpline providing health advice and information (including mental health) The Hub of Hope is a brilliant website that helps you easily find MH support near you https://hubofhope.co.uk/ The best way to support this podcast is to subscribe if you haven’t already and write a review if you are listening from Apple Podcasts! You can also find us on Instagram @TheBubblingAdventure for daily positive education content. Join the adventure: https://linktr.ee/TheBubblingAdventure On Instagram - www.instagram.com/thebubblingadventure/ On Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheBubblingAdventure On Twitter - @TheBubblingAdv
In this episode, I talk to Jo Love, an award winning Mental Health Advocate and campaigner. She shares her experience of mental illness including depression, anxiety and burnout alongside evidence-based strategies that helped her recover and go into a career of helping others feel less alone in their suffering. 4:12 Jo's painful story of mental illness 7:12 Suicidal thoughts and postnatal depression 9:09 Realisation and diagnosis 10:12 Going to the GP 12:41 Ongoing recovery - flourishing vs languishing 14:12 Warning signs before pregnancy - type A personality 20:52 Jo’s purpose - post-traumatic growth 24:52 Medication as a sticking plaster or a catalyst 26:00 Jo’s experience with CBT and talking therapy 27:51 The slow sunrise of recovery 29:10 Feeling like herself again 31:12 Figuring out which therapies work best for individuals 33:26 Thoughts that came from depression 35:17 Law and people pleasers 37:12 Re-examining childhood values 41:47 Average equating to failure 44:24 Perfectionism in motherhood - a ‘good enough’ mother 47:07 Holding standards loosely 48:06 Teaching vulnerability to our children Find Jo at https://www.jolove.co.uk/ And on Instagram @jo__love__ and @therapyismagic If you have been affected by any of the subjected covered in this podcast, please refer to the links below - Mind provides advice and support on a range of mental health subjects, and details of local help and support in England and Wales. 0300 123 3393 (weekdays 9am - 6pm) Visit the Mind website The Samaritans are available 24/7 on 116 123 Visit the Samaritans website You can find my free download at www.thethomasconnection.co.uk/calm This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media
Meet Jo Love this week, for the final episode in series seven. Jo is determined to shine more light on the all too common yet devastating challenge of post-natal depression, and advocates for more support for mothers going through it, as well as other still-stigmatised mental health conditions. Jo is an award-winning mental health campaigner, writer and speaker, standing up for the whole spectrum of mental illness that so many women struggle with through the major phases of life, especially motherhood. A former laywer, Jo worked in London for many years, living life at a whirlwind pace and slowly becoming affected by the aggression and stress in modern lifestyles.Jo has suffered with depression and OCD since she was young, and when she became a mother five years ago her mental health began to crumble dangerously, to the point she felt suicidal and began making plans to end her life. Jo tells us about how her OCD manifested, through dermitilomania, obsessive checking and compulsive, intrusive thoughts. A highly distressing and debilitating cocktail of conditions. With searing honesty, she shares what the darkest days of her post-natal depression were like, and what it took to start the road of recovery – which is far from linear and is a lifetime mission. We also explore the power of dismantling core beliefs stemming from childhood; the sanitisation of mental health and experiences that are still stigmatised and misunderstood; the loss of self that can manifest through motherhood; and recovering from the trappings of perfectionism.
Episode 4 Rhian And Jo Love - postnatal depression and PTSD
You Me and PND
Jo Love - Award Winning Mental Health Campaigner -talks to Rhian about her experience of postnatal depression and PTSD, how therapy helped her recovery and gives practical tips to support parents' mental health during lockdown.
Episode 3 of season 2 is with Glasgow City & Scotland Midfielder Jo Love. I have all the time in the world for Jo, not only is she a fantastic footballer but she is a top role model for all young players involved in the game and one of the good guys. We speak about her journey so far and how she got to where she is today. From playing in the park as a kid to playing in Paris in the Champions League, Captaining her country and being successful at club level. Throughout this short podcast Jo's humility and humor shine, long may it continue. Bye Now!
38. The Benefits of Therapy with Jo Love - I am. I have - How It Helps
I am. I have
Jo Love, Mental Health Advocate, shares her experience of life in lockdown, the importance of continuing counselling and why she believes therapy is magic. Follow Jo on instagram @jo_love _ and @therapyismagic If you need emotional listening support at this time, visit The Help Hub ------------------- I am. I have is produced by Happiful Magazine and Counselling Directory, and is hosted by Lucy Donoughue. Please rate, review, subscribe and share if you like what you hear, using #iamihave If you would like a free e-edition of Happiful Magazine delivered to your inbox every month, subscribe at www.happiful.com To read more about mental health and wellbeing, visit the app store and download the new Happiful app. You can read our magazine on the go as well as finding out more about therapy, wellbeing and other support available in your area. If you are looking for counselling, you can find details of local therapists at www.counselling-directory.org.uk If you are in need of immediate mental health support, you can call The Samaritans 24-hours a day on 116 123 or email email@example.com
Talkin' About... PTSD, Therapy and #Depressionwearslippy with Jo Love - Episode 30
This week we’re pleased to welcome Jo Love, who is an award-winning mental health advocate, speaker and writer. She is also the founder of Lobella Loves and campaigns both on and offline to let others know it is ok not to be ok. Her current campaigns include #DepressionWearsLippy is helping break down the stigma of what the ‘face’ of mental health looks like, as well as running the hugely successful Tea for PND events and campaigning to lower the current maternal suicide rate. Not only that, she is also a trained Mental Health First Aider and Time to Change Champion and also a Director of the newly formed Speakers Collective. She says “I’m usually patient, I can normally compartmentalise, chalk [people’s] insults up as ignorance. But just occasionally I don’t want to play nice and I shouldn’t have to. I’m allowed to be angry, I’m allowed to roar. MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A CHOICE. IT IS NOT A FAILURE. IT IS NOT WEAKNESS.”
Jo Love, Mental Health Advocate, talks about switching off from social media, therapy Thursdays and post-natal depression Jo, who co-hosts What I Wish I’d Known podcast along with friends Jess and Lauren , openly discusses her recent dedication to taking a day away from social media (#SwitchOffSaturday), after experiencing severe burnout in 2018. If you'd like to read more about mental health and wellbeing, visit happiful.com and subscribe to receive a free e-edition of the magazine every month. If you are looking for therapy, you can find over 15,000 other counsellors across the UK by visiting the Counselling Directory. If you need to speak to someone immediately, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 116 123. Help is available. You can find out more about Jo by following her on instagram @lobellaloves_jo and listen to her great podcast What I Wish I’d Known. I am. I have. is produced by Happiful and hosted by Lucy Donoughue