Sometimes, the baby blues can last for longer than the usual few days. Instead of feeling a little down, mothers can feel emotionally miserable, tearful, have problems sleeping, lose interest in doing anything, feeling listless, lose their appetite, and even feel hopeless. If this situation lasts for more than a week or two, a mother might be experiencing a post-partum depression. This condition seems to be more common than people realize. Here in Seattle there are certain hospitals which are deemed "safe drops" for women to leave their babies anonamously. With that said, do you think post partum depression can be linked to women or young girls who abandon their babies shortly after giving birth. (leaving their babies in McDonalds, garbage cans, church steps or emergency rooms?) Have you or someone close to you ever suffered from this illness?