May is Mental Health Awareness Month and one IU Health patient hopes sharing her own story will help others.
Amanda Phillips noticed herself withdrawing from facets of her life and feeling high levels of anxiety after welcoming her identical twins in 2021. Her OB connected her with the perinatal mood disorders support group, facilitated by an IU Health team member. Amanda says this group of other moms allowed her to feel validated and supported.
"That first group meeting I just remember sitting in my car in tears because I knew I had found a release," Amanda said. "I had found people that got it."
She says she feels she has made a lot of progress over the last year thanks in, large part, to the support group. She still participates in the group.