The effects that postnatal depression had on her family were devastating. But it wasn't Louise Taylor who suffered - it was her husband.
A recent study suggests - 21 percent - of new fathers - are at risk of having postnatal depression. But support for men is almost impossible to find.
Louise hopes her experience will help shed new light on the problem. She been speaking exclusively to our Reporter Charlotte Wilkins.
She's also been speaking to Tillie Mabbutt from PANDAS Foundation (Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support) and Dr Elizabeth Ford from Brighton and Sussex Medical School.