Now that you're in the thick of postpartum, you see that depression and anxiety are a reality for you as a father.
The struggles came out of seemingly nowhere, leaving you feeling helpless.
In a society that expects fathers to be "strong", it feels wrong to admit that your mental health has changed alongside your partners.
Even though you feel alone in this, many other dads are experiencing the same burdens of postpartum depression and anxiety (also alone).
But you know deep down, if you only had the chance to grab hold of a lifebuoy to catch your breath and regain a sense of stability, you would be everything you need for your family (and, importantly, yourself).
You would do so with confidence as you regain your decision-making ability.
You would do so with pride as you learn and grow comfortable providing emotional support to your partner and baby.
You're here because you're ready to change the definition of being a strong father.
You're ready to cultivate your care.