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BONUS-ODE #2: Andrea Yates; A Tragic Case of Post Partum Psychosis (part 1/2)

*Part One*In June 2001, news broke that rocked the nation to its core. A 36 year old mother had killed all of her children, all five children, the oldest of whom was 7 years old and the youngest a mere 6 months. She drowned them all in the bathtub. What more is there to really say after that right? She’s clearly evil, right? Here’s the thing though, she wasn’t evil, though her act of course would make anyone think of the word ‘Evil’, she herself WAS NOT evil. Which is why this is a bonus-ode as it’s one I have been wanting to cover for a long time now, because once I learned the REAL story behind this case, my mind switched from thinking this woman was a monster and evil, to realizing that she wasn’t evil, she was sick, and she was failed by many different people in her life as she repeatedly asked for help. This is the case of Andrea Yates.Resources for anyone affected by or needing help with PPD (Postpartum Depression) or PPP (Postpartum Psychosis) or ANY OTHER Mental Health Crisis:**If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call the emergency number for your country (ex. In the United States it would be 911, in the UK it’s 999, etc)**In the UK: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/post-partum-psychosis/#:~:text=You%20can%20call%20111%20if,risk%20of%20developing%20postpartum%20psychosiInternational info to helplines and support groups from Postpartum Support International:https://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/postpartum-psychosis/resources/#toggle-id-4Info and stats on PPP: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24152-postpartum-psychosisPsycom List of Hotlines/Websites for Mental Health Crisis Help for 16 countries:https://www.psycom.net/get-help-mental-healthCase Resources:Emma Kenny: https://youtu.be/T5yf7eTQKqc?si=MAPVuSqW7u0V2ftPChristina Randall: https://youtu.be/lNprmmOJfTY?si=lx5MU3y2__oD1UJiDr. Todd Grande: https://youtu.be/2bcgyeKHeV8?si=s2gTqqCWt5EM6__VBOZE vs. THE WORLD: https://youtu.be/M43Ep9Fd38A?si=1HmGhe3wOSRFor19Better Off Red: https://youtu.be/szzy09W3y8c?si=eONm8SRDyT2EaUW1Email us at: [email protected] send us a DM on one of the socials, or leave a review for us!just click the link below to find all the listening platforms our pod can be found on, all the socials (FB, IG, etc.) donation page, case request form, and more!:https://linktr.ee/nocturnaldistractionspodcast