'One of the most terrifying things I’ve ever been through' - one Bakers partner on post-natal depression

Baker McKenzie IP partner Michelle Blunt on her experience with post-natal depression and how it has shaped her attitude to mental health

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Legal Week has invited law firm partners to talk about how mental health issues have impacted their careers and the coping strategies they have adopted. Here, Baker McKenzie IP partner Michelle Blunt discusses her experience of post-natal depression

I had post-natal depression seven years ago after the birth of my first son. Nothing dramatic had happened during my pregnancy, but I felt really miserable after he was born. People said, ‘everyone gets tired, it’s just the baby blues’, but it was awful.