Reality TV star Luisa Zissman has opened up about her postnatal depression (PND) after the birth of her daughter.
The 26-year-old single mum, who starred in Celebrity Big Brother 2014 and The Apprentice said the condition made her feel as if she wanted to “roll over and die.”
Luisa said she experienced PND when her daughter Dixie, now four, was born, and it’s made her uncertain about having another baby in the future.
“You feel so lost, helpless and lonely. Being stuck at home with a screaming baby is very scary,” she said. “I didn’t really like Dixie – and that made me feel so guilty. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t like all the other mums, in love with my new baby.”
Luisa said she felt so bad that she didn’t want to wake up in the mornings. “I wanted to roll over and die. It’s such a deep low.”
Luisa said she was given a mental health test by her health visitor when Dixie was three months old and the depression was diagnosed by her doctor.
She said she is working through it and is now enjoying life with her little girl.