Mrs. West Jordan offers wellness kits to help those with postpartum depression
WEST JORDAN, Utah — Mrs. West Jordan, Kimberly Frandsen, is using her platform to help mothers experiencing postpartum depression.
“Walking around in heels and pretty dresses is great, but really, I’ve gained a greater understanding of what our community is facing…especially the community of West Jordan,” Frandsen said in a westjordan.utah.gov article
Frandsen, a fellow mother, has experienced postpartum depression. She said this played a part in her decision to compete in the Mrs. West Jordan pageant.
“Sometimes when you become a momma you get lost in a whirlwind of diapers, burping, and late-night feedings,” Frandsen said. “You start to lose a bit of yourself. What really sparked my interest in the Mrs. Utah Pageant was claiming a part of myself again and with that, I also discovered a community in which women needed resources.”
She described her postpartum depression as fluctuating emotions and difficult for her and her husband to know how to respond to.
“You can be happy one minute and sad the next. My husband didn’t quite know how to help me, and neither of us knew where to turn,” Frandsen said. “That’s when we discovered that there needs to be more awareness regarding resources that are available to women and men and families.”
Mrs. West Jordan giving wellness kits
Claiming her title earlier this year, Frandsen now looks to help those experiencing postpartum depression by offering them free wellness kits.
“Check in on yourself,” Frandsen said. “There have been so many women who have shared their own stories of postpartum depression who have really opened up and shared with me what they’ve gone through. It’s OK to say you’re struggling. Let’s start the conversation surrounding mental health.”
To receive your own free wellness kit and learn more about local resources email Frandsen at email@example.com
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