Maren Morris told People that her husband Ryan Hurd helped diagnose her postpartum depression after welcoming their son Hayes Andrew in March 2020.
Maren said, “I do check-ins all the time [with] therapy, which I’ve done for years, and my husband was a huge help diagnosing that too.”
She added, “Sometimes it’s just someone really close to you saying, ‘Are you OK?’ It’s so simple, but it kind of snaps you out of whatever fog you’re in that you think is normal but isn’t.”
With her childbirth during the pandemic, Maren has stuck with therapy. She noted, “I’m pretty sure everyone in lockdown has had to do a temperature check on their mental health, and maybe it’ll become a more perpetual practice going forward because of these two years — I hope it is.”
Maren continued, “I just think there’s not a stigma as much around talking about it and reaching out for help. It’s been such an amazing thing to know that I haven’t been alone in this, that other women have all been dealing with the same exact fears and anxieties; even just knowing that if I wake up in the middle of the night with a panic attack, I know that I’m not the only one.”
Morris’s new album, Humble Quest, will be released on Friday (3/25).