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Nima Bhakta Dies Of Postpartum Depression



Nima Bhakta Death – Dead, Break The Stigma For Nima: Nima Bhakta has passed on. Nimaben Devenbhai Mahendrabhai Maganbhai Bhakta (Ghata) Sun Valley, California passed away on July 24, 2020 was born in July 1989. Nima had suffered Postpartum depression. Nima Bhakta tragically died by suicide and before she died, she wrote about how the South Asian community in particular does not understand postpartum depression.  ⁣Daughter of Bhupendrabhai Dahyabhai Bhakta and Niruben Bhupendrabhai Bhakta (Syadla) SAN Diego, California.

The SnapBack shared more about Nima Bhakta’s Death

Nima is not the first. Nima will not be the last. Postpartum depression takes the lives of mothers around the world everyday. We are saying it out loud, again and again. PPD IS REAL. ⁣

Not all women have access to a community. New mama, Nima Bhakta, struggled with PPD and studies show 1 in 10 mothers struggle with it too. ⁣ Nima is not alone. ⁣

“I didn’t want you to see how different I became after Keshav” ⁣

“It was something you guys would not understand because the indian society does not fully understand postpartum depression” ⁣

Nima shared these thoughts, and we cannot emphasize enough that access to a non judgmental friend/family member, psychiatrist, therapist, PCP is a need, not a want. ⁣

Expecting women to survive because it’s “natural” is an injustice to women’s healthcare. ⁣

For mothers everywhere, for women everywhere and for Nima, we have to continue to do better. To be better. ⁣

If you need an ear, we will point you in the right direction. If you need a resource, we will find them and if you need a safe space just to talk- we promise we’re working on it. Let’s #breakthestigma4nima ⁣

The Female Doc Also Shared More On Nima’s Death

This week we lost a beautiful life to postpartum depression. The fact is that suicide accounts for 1 in 5 postpartum deaths, and data shows that it the 2nd most common cause of death in the postpartum period. ⁣

*Trigger Warning* Nima Bhakta tragically died by suicide and before she died, she wrote about how the South Asian community in particular does not understand postpartum depression. She was worried about how much she had changed since having her son Keshav. She didn’t feel like she had anyone to talk to about her struggles. ⁣

The postpartum period is one of the highest risk times for women, even if you’ve never had any history of depression or anxiety. And, research shows that one of the biggest barriers to getting help is stigma. Women are terrified about sharing how dark they feel. The South Asian community in particular has a bad track record here.⁣

But what is so important to know that help exists. There are specialists who are trained to specifically work with pregnant and postpartum women. Psychotherapy and medications work. Postpartum support international @postpartumsupportinternational has an incredible warmline that can help connect you with local resources including perinatal psychiatrists like myself and perinatal psychotherapists – 1-800-944-4773. Please know that you don’t need to suffer alone.

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