Em Rusciano has opened up about suffering from post natal depression.
In Saturday's The Daily Telegraph, the 38-year-old got candid about mental health and how it took its toll.
“It's real and it's not fun.” The radio personality told The Daily Telegraph's BW Magazine.
“I think generally, as a society, we are more accepting of mental illness, but I think when you drill down, and for post-natal depression in particular, a lot of mothers feel ashamed and guilty,” she added.
“I had it the second time around (with daughter Odette, now 10) and was in denial, I just went into survival mode and was functioning on adrenaline until the adrenaline ran out.”
Em also discussed revealed her ongoing struggle with anxiety.
“I still get really bad anxiety and walk around in a mild state of panic for no reason, I've always had ups and downs in terms of depression.”
Rusciano is married to Scott Barrow and they share two daughters, Marcella, 15, and Odette, 10.