Letter to Family Explaining Mental Health Journey


I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing to share something very personal with you. Being my parents, I must keep you in the loop regarding my highs and lows. This time, it is about one of the most depressing periods of my life. I have been suffering from postpartum depression for the past year. Although it has improved significantly, I have been through a very challenging time.

Unfortunately, most of us are not aware of what post-partum depression is. An even more shocking fact is that most people find it hard to accept that the beautiful birth of a child can lead to a depressing time for the mother. However, post-partum hormonal shifts, a drastic change in the mother’s routine, and the demanding job of taking care of a newborn are overwhelming for a mother. All of these factors lead to mental stress and depression.

At first, I couldn’t understand what was happening to me. I felt unhappy despite having a beautiful bundle of joy in my life. I would find myself crying uncontrollably for no reason. This made me feel guilty, as I blamed myself for not being thankful for the gift of motherhood. However, with the help of my husband, I reached out for professional help.

When I described my mental condition to a doctor, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. I must say, it was a relief to finally understand what exactly was happening to me. I had a few therapy sessions to manage the issue.

Postpartum depression affects every woman differently. Some recover in a couple of weeks, while others take a longer time. In my case, it has been a year, and I still feel the blues on and off. According to the doctor, it will take some time to feel completely better.

I just want you to know that there is nothing to worry about anymore. The worst is over, and I’ll be able to regain complete mental well-being soon. I know you will always be there with your love, prayers, and support.


I hope you are all doing well. I am touched by everyone’s concern about my well-being after my recent divorce. I would like to share my mental health journey with all of my loved ones.

It’s true, the post-divorce phase has not been easy for me! I have been experiencing several emotions, anger, grief, sadness, and even guilt. I often blame myself for my failed relationship. It has been overwhelming for me emotionally. At the same time, I have also been struggling with loneliness. I often wonder if I will ever find love and companionship again.

However, I want you to know that I’m not facing these mental challenges alone. I’ve sought out therapy to cope with my condition. Talking to a professional has helped me manage my emotions.

I know you are all there for me with your support and love. I’m grateful to you for your concern and care.


I’m writing to all of you after a long time. There is something I want to share with you since it has been weighing heavily on my heart. I lost my job last month, leading to a challenging time for me. Let me share my mental health journey, as all of you deserve to know why I haven’t been in touch with you guys lately.

Losing my job has been a huge blow to me. I felt angry at being fired due to downsizing at my company. At the same time, I have been worrying a great deal about my future and finances.

There have been some tough days when I found it hard to find any self-motivation. My future seemed bleak, and I fell into mental depression. I stopped socializing with people. This is the reason why I distanced myself from my family too.

However, with the help of my friend, I sought professional help. I am now undergoing therapy to help me feel motivated again. You will be glad to know that I have started a job hunt again. I am quite hopeful that I will soon be employed again.

Thank you all for being there for me. Your encouragement and support mean a lot.


I am writing to thank you all for your overwhelming support during my cancer treatment. There is one more significant issue I have been going through during this challenging time. As I struggled with my disease, my mental health deteriorated. I, therefore, seek more support from you during this difficult journey.

As you all know, my disease has left me physically weak. I had to quit my job as I could no longer carry out my work duties. Moreover, I also found it challenging to do everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning. You all stepped forward to support me during this time. However, my helplessness and reliance on others for everyday chores made me feel very bad about myself. I felt like a burden to others. My self-worth declined significantly.

At the same time, a fear lingered over me due to the deadly nature of my disease. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. I did not express my fears to anyone, but all these factors have been making me feel overstressed.

Although my successful treatment has improved my mental condition to some extent, I still need your support and love to help me come out of a depressive state of mind. I know you will all be there for me.

I’m sure, with your love and care, I will come out stronger than ever.


Thank you all for your congratulatory messages on my promotion. Your joy at my success means a lot to me. However, I must reveal a secret behind the happy times. I have been through a great deal of mental stress to gain this promotion. As a result, I have been feeling mentally exhausted for quite a few months.

I sacrificed my health and mental peace to meet my company’s performance expectations. I desperately needed this promotion. So, I kept working hard and neglected my mental health.

Consequently, my promotion came at a huge cost. I have been suffering from insomnia for the past couple of months. In addition, all the stress has made my nerves weak. I feel anxious all the time, and even minor issues throw me into panic mode.

With Jane’s help, I have started therapy sessions with a professional. My wife, Jane, has been a huge support to me during all this time. I also appreciate her being patient and understanding. It is because of her that I did not completely lose my mind. Plus, I’m hopeful that my therapy sessions will help me manage my stress effectively.

I am also confident that I can rely on all of you for further support. Thank you for always being there.

Letter to Family Explaining Mental Health Journey

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