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Reality Star Leroy Garrett Opens Up: Dads Get Postpartum Depression Too

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headline,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss on how Leroy Garrett, star of “The Challenge,” is breaking down stigmas by sharing his experience with postpartum depression.

Postpartum Isn’t Just for Moms

While women experience major hormonal shifts after birth, men also face immense life changes and new stressors that can trigger depression.

Why Men Might Not Speak Up

Societal expectations for men to be strong and stoic can make it hard to admit to struggling with postpartum emotions. Fear of stigma adds another barrier.

Leroy’s Courage Changes the Conversation

By sharing his experience, Leroy Garrett challenges the idea that postpartum depression is only a women’s issue. His openness could encourage other dads to seek help.

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