Stacey Solomon: Depression, Teen Mums And Me

Tuesday 19 March



On the surface it would seem that Stacey Solomon, X Factor finalist and Queen of the Jungle, has it all – two beautiful children, a loving partner, a singing career and celebrity status. But behind the glamour of her new life, Stacey has been keeping a secret.

Her first son was born when Stacey was only 18 years old and she developed an illness that most mums are scared to acknowledge – postnatal depression (PND). One in 10 mothers gets postnatal depression, but for teenagers the rate is three times more than older mothers.

For the first time, Stacey sets out to meet other teenage mothers suffering from this debilitating mental health condition, talks to her own mother who helped her through, discusses PND with professionals in the field and has an emotionally charged session with a psychotherapist to understand why she felt the way that she did. Stacey bravely embarks on a journey to highlight an illness that can have potentially fatal consequences. She sets out to overcome the social stigma that surrounds a condition that she believes should never be dismissed as 'the baby blues'.