Adele Expresses Support For Friend With Postpartum Psychosis On Social Media

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Adele attends The 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Adele took to Twitter and Instagram on Monday (Aug. 13) to show her love and support for friend Laura Dockrill for having the strength and courage to speak out about her struggle with postpartum psychosis.   

"This is my best friend. We have been best friends for more of our lives than we haven’t," the Grammy-winner wrote on Instagram. "She had my beautiful godson 6 months ago and it was the biggest challenge of her life in more ways than one.”   

The "Rolling In The Deep" hit maker, who has been adamant about keeping her off-stage personal life very private over the years, added, "She has written the most intimate, witty, heartbreaking and articulate piece about her experience of becoming a new mum and being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Mamas talk about how you’re feeling because in some cases it could save yours or someone else’s life x.”   

The singer, who opened up about her own postpartum depression after th birth of her son Angelo, then directed her millions of followers to Dockrill's story, which chronicles her journey through her pregnancy, birth of her son, and diagnosis. "My doctor believes that my traumatic birth could be what triggered my illness. We were then kept on a ward for five days where we basically sobbed and ached and my baby fed from me for 24 hours straight for the entire time," she writes. "There was no respite. I just remember thinking- what the hell have I done? Home became like the Walt Disney castle, I couldn’t wait to get back and just climb into bed and be all cosy. But the second I got home and into bed I was drenched in this terrifying overwhelming sense of fear and dread. Like that Sunday night before school feeling times a million. I felt like I was dying. My breath was short and tight, my heart was pounding out of my chest and my stomach churned."

Check out Adele's Instagram and Twitter posts below.