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Rachel Platten Reveals She's Dealing With Postpartum Anxiety Again

Rachel Platten Reveals She's Dealing With Postpartum Anxiety Again

Rachel Platten is opening up about her mental health.

The 40-year-old “Fight Song” singer spoke about her experience of postpartum anxiety again after welcoming her second child with husband Kevin Lazan last month.

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In a post on social media, Rachel spoke about the “mental rollercoaster” after welcoming daughter Sophie Jo. She also has 2 year old daughter, Violet Skye.

“I did not want to write this post. In fact, i hid from social media for 2 months because of it. But here it is, i have postpartum anxiety again,” she said.

“I thought, I’ll share about it when I’m ‘better’. I’ll have a really powerful story about how i overcame it. And everyone will think oh she’s so strong bla bla. But f— that,” she continued.

“i don’t want one other single mother out there to experience the same feelings of shame, loneliness, and fear that i did if maybe reading about my story NOW can help you. Because this can be hell if you think you’re alone,” Rachel went on to write.

“Nothing like the way social media can often make it look. All easy and sepia toned and gentle and cuddly. Believe me, I also want to post pictures of my beautiful newborn Sophie, and tell you stories about what an incredibly loving big sister violet is. Or about how much joy i get breastfeeding her and watching her learn to smile. And i will soon! Because all of that is true!” she noted.

“But what is also true right now is this daily mental rollercoaster that I’m on. A wave of irrational worry or fear or depression comes and it can knock me over if i don’t use all of my tools: compassion for myself is the biggest. But It also takes breath work, meditation, exercise, acupuncture medication (oh we’ll talk about this one later!!), therapy, tremendous support and vulnerability and courage to ride these waves,” she revealed.

“I’m so incredibly proud of myself for every time I’m able to remember the truth of who I am. I am not this runaway train of a brain that makes everything a problem and kept me up alone with insomnia for nights feeling hopeless. I am a beautiful soul, a whole being, who is taking it moment by moment and is courageously getting herself the support she needs.”

“So there it is, Im sorry I’ve hid this from everyone. I didn’t want to suffer in public, not again. 😔 but i know sometimes this community is exactly the thing i need to remember how loved and supported i am, how much we all are,” she concluded.

See what she said upon welcoming her second child.

Check out her post…

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