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Olympic gold medalist Libby Trickett (photo) broke into tears when she first revealed her painful struggle with postnatal depression

& # 39; I got scared of me & # 39 ;: the Australian swimming golden girl Libby Trickett sheds tears as she gives astonishing recognition of her fight against postnatal depression

  • Libby Trickett collapsed as she unveiled her fight with postnatal depression
  • The 34-year-old Australian gold girl has won several Olympic medals
  • Seven years after her retirement, she exposed the pressure she was confronted with
  • Trickett revealed the pain she had after the birth of her first child
  • She suffered from postnatal depression and said she always felt angry at Poppy
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Olympic gold medalist Libby Trickett broke into tears as she revealed her painful struggle with postnatal depression.

The 34-year-old Australian gold girl has won several Olympic medals, but she has now admitted that her private life has not been so glamorous.

Now seven years after her retirement from the pool, Trickett shared her deepest and darkest thoughts with Channel Nine & # 39; s An ongoing case.

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Olympic gold medalist Libby Trickett (photo) broke into tears when she first revealed her painful struggle with postnatal depression

Olympic gold medalist Libby Trickett (photo) broke into tears when she first revealed her painful struggle with postnatal depression

The 34-year-old Australian gold girl has won several Olympic medals, but she has now given an astonishing recognition that her private life was not so glamorous

The 34-year-old Australian gold girl has won several Olympic medals, but she has now given an astonishing recognition that her private life was not so glamorous

The 34-year-old Australian gold girl has won several Olympic medals, but she has now given an astonishing recognition that her private life was not so glamorous

The most striking was the pain she experienced after the birth of her first child, Poppy.

In her rough report of some of her lowest points, Trickett said she had & # 39; very dark thoughts & # 39; had, including damaging her daughter and not wanting to be around.

& # 39; I think that when you go through a postnatal depression and you feel such a guilt because you have missed that time, you feel that you have missed it somehow, & # 39; she said with tears.

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When Poppy was only four months old, Trickett said that the extreme sleep deprivation caused her mental health.

The lack of sleep made her angry and it became so bad that she would shout at her young daughter.

& # 39; It's almost like I had a mental break, and I just had this moment when I completely lost it with Poppy, I shouted at her, & # 39; Trickett said.

Now seven years after her retirement from the pool, Trickett has uncovered the insurmountable pressure she was confronted with and her struggle with depression

Now seven years after her retirement from the pool, Trickett has uncovered the insurmountable pressure she was confronted with and her struggle with depression

Now seven years after her retirement from the pool, Trickett has uncovered the insurmountable pressure she was confronted with and her struggle with depression

Trickett shared her deepest and darkest thoughts with Channel Nine & A's Current Affair, revealing that she was suffering from severe postnatal depression
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Trickett shared her deepest and darkest thoughts with Channel Nine & A's Current Affair, revealing that she was suffering from severe postnatal depression

Trickett shared her deepest and darkest thoughts with Channel Nine & A's Current Affair, revealing that she was suffering from severe postnatal depression

& # 39; The progression of the extreme sleep deprivation that she went through all of it only increased my mental health and mental illness, which made me scared of me.

Trickett said there was a moment when she lost & # 39; was yelling at her young daughter and 25 minutes in the lungs.

& # 39; I could not imagine being an eight-month-old baby and being shouted at me, & # 39; she said.

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It was then that the swimming legend decided that she needed help for the anger.

Trickett hopes her book will help other women who may not understand the symptoms and warning signs of postnatal depression and other mental illnesses.

& # 39; I think that when you go through a postnatal depression and you feel really guilty for missing that time, you feel that you have missed it somehow, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; But she doesn't make me feel like I missed her at all, and she tells me she loves me every day and that is incredibly healing. & # 39;

Now Trickett expects a third baby to join four-year-old Poppy and her sister Edwina and say that she has a great bond with her beautiful daughters.

Now Trickett expects a third baby to join four-year-old Poppy and her sister Edwina and say she has a great bond with her beautiful daughters
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Now Trickett expects a third baby to join four-year-old Poppy and her sister Edwina and say she has a great bond with her beautiful daughters

Now Trickett expects a third baby to join four-year-old Poppy and her sister Edwina and say she has a great bond with her beautiful daughters

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