Young mum has such severe post-natal depression she fears her toddler will kill her baby

As the debate around mental illness garners more coverage and wider understanding, we look at how one mum suffered severe mental illness following the birth of her daughter.

The young mum has bravely confessed to having post-natal depression so severe that, consumed by irrational anxiety, she feared her toddler might kill her baby, that strangers would snatch her from her pram, or that she would harm her own children.

The story of her battle with post-natal depression is often under diagnosed and misunderstood.