Real Gooische Mother Leslie Keijzer about depression: ‘I would rather die than be with my children’ | RTL Boulevard

Real Gooische Mother Leslie Keijzer about depression: ‘I would rather die than be with my children’ | RTL Boulevard
Real Gooische Mother Leslie Keijzer about depression: ‘I would rather die than be with my children’ | RTL Boulevard
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Leslie recently announced via Instagram that she is taking antidepressants and is writing a book about it. In the reality series in which she has now been seen for four seasons, she provides more context. And it is heartbreaking. “What I find most difficult is that at one point I was so depressed that I would rather be dead than be with my children,” she tells the camera. “I find that very difficult, because I have two very nice children, a very nice husband, but I didn’t feel that anymore. So I couldn’t even take them to school.”

She looks back on the ‘most beautiful moment’ that showed that the prescribed antidepressants worked. “That I felt that things were getting better and that I had to laugh very hard and Goof (her husband, ed.) really looked at me like: wow, you are smiling, I am proud. Then I thought: yes, that is It’s a shame that it hasn’t been for so long.”

The mother of sons Moises (2019) and Manuel (2021) hopes with her book Mom cries harder, which is now for sale, helps other mothers. “But also especially the people around it, that there will be more acceptance and that more people will understand it.” Leslie receives ‘a lot of messages from women who really just don’t know what to do anymore because everyone is leaving them’.

Leslie describes taking antidepressants as her “last resort.” “I don’t want people to think that they have to take a pill and things will get better, but for me that is the case,” she says. “I would never say to someone: ‘You have to do this, also go on antidepressants’, but for me this was a last resort and it has made me completely happy again. But this will be different for everyone and he or she should talk to his or her own doctor about it.”

The article is in Dutch

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