A 28-year-old mother suffering from postnatal depression decided to take her own life by shooting herself in the head on her birthday while her husband was out to buy a cake.
Suzana Babic from Serbia was found by her friends who just arrived at her home for a surprise birthday party. They immediately called emergency services and she was rushed to a hospital where she passed away.
A family friend said that Mrs. Babic, who had recently graduated with a degree in economics, was in a loving relationship with her husband.
“Nobody could assume this, at least from us who knew her, that she could do that. Our souls and hearts are breaking,” her friend expressed.
Mrs. Babic had been seeing a doctor and was complaining that she was not mentally okay.
According to Kurir, she was buried at the Russian Orthodox cemetery in Subotica.
The birth of a child can trigger numerous powerful emotions, from joy and excitement to anxiety and fear. However, it can also cause something people might not expect – depression.
Postpartum depression or postnatal depression is a mood disorder associated with childbirth. It commonly includes sadness, irritability, crying, anxiety, lethargy, and appetite, and sleeping problems.
PPD is not a weakness or a character flaw. It is a complication of giving birth, according to Mayo Clinic. Mothers who have postpartum depression need prompt treatment to manage the symptoms and help them bond properly with their babies.
Postpartum psychosis is a rare condition that develops within the first week after giving birth. Symptoms may include sleep disturbances, agitation, paranoia, confusion, hallucinations, and attempts to harm yourself or your child.
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