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Weekend Watching: Alanis Morissette On Postpartum Depression

(Hmm… Didn’t we just do a weekend post on Alanis Morissette?)

Alanis Morissette recently appeared on “Chelsea Lately” and talked with host Chelsea Handler about her postpartum depression.

The 38-year-old songstress admitted to Handler that she waited too long to ask for help (a year and four months!) but, when Handler suggested that’s why she was eager to write an album, Morissette claimed “Havoc and Bright Lights” was unaffected by her depression.

Mostly.

There’s a song called ‘Numb,’ where I write about recovery.

Alanis also spoke with ABC News about her postpartum depression, explaining why she kept her baby blues to herself initially and why she’s talking about the depression now:

I didn’t feel the need the share. It just was part of the autobiographical transparency value that I have. I really think transparency really levels the playing field for all of us and renders our humanness OK. It was just a really intense time and if I could share anything with anyone who’s going through it, it would be to encourage them to seek help and reach out a little earlier than I did.

Do you have experience with postpartum depression? What advice can you offer new mothers?

Weekend Watching: Alanis Morissette On Postpartum Depression


Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of WritingSpark.com, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."


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Sparks, A. (2012). Weekend Watching: Alanis Morissette On Postpartum Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 26, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2012/09/weekend-watching-alanis-morissette-on-postpartum-depression/

 

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