Research indicates that at least one in ten mothers experience post-natal depression, yet there is little help available to sufferers. This book aims to help them, and the professionals who work with them, to understand this illness. The book tells the stories of ten women from very different backgrounds - including the author - who have suffered post-natal depression. Their stories should be a source of strength and hope for other sufferers and should also raise awareness of the illness and the destructive effect it can have on individuals and families. The book offers positive suggestions and practical advice, based on personal and professional experience.