The common narrative of the online world is of the horrific bullying, abuse and trolling.
It’s a nasty place where people are shamed and forced to silence themselves.
Women and men from around the nation have rallied around this incredible woman who not only put her marriage on national TV in an effort to fix it, but also published her deepest internal battle.
In her beautiful and tear-jerking article, Michelle bravely wrote, “The girl you see on Seven Year Switch is me at my worst, my darkest. It’s a woman losing her battle with PND.”
“I was sad, I cried a lot. I couldn’t sleep even if Elijah was, I was beyond tired. I found myself cleaning my house madly, and suffering from anxiety,” Michelle wrote.
Jess Rowe has previously spoken to Mamamia about PND, and it is heartbreaking. (Post continues after video.)
“I couldn’t slow down. I started to worry about things that weren’t even there.
“I was becoming resentful of Jason for seemingly having not changed much at all since becoming parents.”
It took Michelle 12 months to finally be diagnosed by her doctor with PND.
“So the girl you see on Seven Year Switch is me at my worst, my darkest. It’s a woman losing her battle with PND. It’s a woman who is lost and feeling alone. It’s a woman that some days just wanted to run away. I was a woman too scared to admit that she needed something more than just counselling.”
In reading the comments, so many people send their support. There are lots of loves, kisses and hugs.
But, there are also hundreds of people saying: “We knew from the beginning that she had PND.”
It becomes a common thread that other women and men who have suffered or are suffering PND found the condition instantly recognisable in Michelle.
One person wrote, “One of the first things I said when watching you [Michelle] on the show was, ‘I think she has Post Natal Depression.’ Having been through it myself I completely related to the things you were saying.”
Another said, “I, too, recognised the signs in you [Michelle] straight way. And I just wanted to reach out through the television and help you. PND loved me, too. And I endured it with both of my precious babes.”
Scroll through to see all the people who just ‘knew’. (Post continues after gallery.)