This mom is having motherhood sadness

Image via TikTok @JuanitaWitty

A mother’s tears: Distraught mom’s cry for help goes viral

In a viral clip, a desperate mom shared how lonely motherhood can get. ‘I could use some friends,’ she is heard saying with eyes full of tears.

This mom is having motherhood sadness

Image via TikTok @JuanitaWitty

A young mom shared a desperate cry for help and friendship in a now-viral TikTok clip. In the video, the young mother of three describes how she had given birth and is now suffering from postpartum depression – something that is not often addressed when it comes to motherhood and welcoming a baby into the world.

Juanita Witty: A mom’s desperate cry for help

Juana Witty, a 28-year-old woman from Kentucky in the US, has left many people in tears after she took to TikTok with a heartbreaking clip. While giving birth is always a cause for celebration, not everyone is aware of what can go wrong behind the scenes and Witty recently gave us a close-up.

Taking to the app, Witty shared a video of herself holding her little baby while in complete tears. According to her, she was diagnosed with postpartum depression and watching over three children — aged nine, two and three months — has taken a toll on her emotions.

“Postpartum depression is real. I didn’t know I had it. But I could use some friends,” she can be heard saying while tears streamed down her face.

Juanita Witty: Many hearts break after hearing her plight

Not long after sharing the clip, it went viral and reached more than three million views. Many moms could totally relate to what she was going through and wasted no time offering her support. So many people became involved that Witty found herself speaking to Fox News about what she was going through.

“People were commenting and telling me that they’re there for me and if I need anything to call them,” she said.

Help is one tearful video away

While she was being showered with words of comfort and support on TikTok, some mothers took things a step further. Soon a Facebook page called “Motherly Support” was born to help Witty and other moms in her position.

“Many new mothers experience postnatal depression, a clinical condition affecting women soon after childbirth,” says Dr Bavi Vythilingum, a psychiatrist at Akeso Kenilworth Clinic in an IOL article.

Also according to Dr Bavi:

“The birth of a baby can trigger a range of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. It can also result in depression.

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