Alanis Morissette Opens Up About Post-Partum Depression

The songwriter talks about life as wife, mother and her new album, "Havoc and Bright Lights."
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Transcript for Alanis Morissette Opens Up About Post-Partum Depression
Lot of my that the superstar speaking out about battling postpartum depression giving a voice to. What's really like to battle the baby blues and -- talk to a menacing just a moment but first. Take a look. She's lyrically -- less. Well yeah. We recognize very unique vocal as an iconic break up songs. It's seven albums and some seven Grammy Awards Alanis Morissette is an alternative rock goddess. But now 38 year old -- -- is a woman in love with a husband rapper Mariel and he still lied -- -- At a twenty month old son named ever since he became the center of national attention. -- -- came forward with her views on attachment parenting. Saying -- breastfeed until ever decides he's done aren't always available he needs me period. -- -- most snuggling sleeping next to him the songstress recently admitted she suffered baby blues and intense struggle with postpartum depression. But now with their first album mountain for years life is blissful. -- Atlantis is ready to take the world by storm again. -- -- -- is that -- loving and -- has -- of course her son is named ever thought I don't think -- many years so lyrical and such a terrific writer say that you are saying that just -- just -- -- you know TO and how is it to be a mom to this twenty year old little Angel. It's pretty amazing as all -- I think -- saying in general it's. It's a -- music teacher for me every day for the team that I have for him is really teaching me how to actually take -- myself better -- -- they didn't realize what difference there was between the love -- gave him -- -- actually -- myself so will we see a difference in -- that you that we now onstage because -- -- because of all the things that he has -- -- I think so -- this intimacy that comes -- commitments and there's this -- that -- be gotten from not so with my son and my husband and my marriage in. There's a lot of healing it's going on -- songwriting was really cathartic yeah moved all this energy but it didn't necessarily healing thanks so committed. And I'm certain we'll hear that when we get a listen to some of your songs from -- And bright lights you've got a new album is on but -- also really out there talking a lot about the baby blues -- go home but the reality is it's. Postpartum depression -- -- -- you feel they need to share. I didn't feel the need to -- just this part of the auto biographical transparency value that I have you know I really think transparency you really levels the playing field for all of us enhance our -- yes OK yeah so to speak so yeah I it was just -- really intense -- and if I could share anything with anyone that's going through it it would be -- -- and do. Seek help and reach out a little earlier than I did I think the feminist movement went through. Being very sort of dependents and own veto their property in the removed it to be autonomous and individualistic. And my. You know and powered on our own burning our -- such and then now 2012 is about this gorgeous injured and -- -- saying I'm really empowered and I need you -- -- -- had a -- that I had some really great says it's okay to get to not be perfect did not get back in shape in two minutes -- -- and dangerous message as those people in the public to imply that there's this perfection isn't going on it. That's epidemic I think in the west -- perfectionism it's dangerous for us where you. What was your reaction to. The attachment you know brouhaha you were very open and honest about it at about your belief in and breastfeeding and you'll continue to breastfeed error ever until he says. So he's out there and -- -- Serious position is privileged position enough economically speaking and analyzed to to provide -- -- I realize that -- a challenge for a lot of families to provide that even though they may want to. If there's anything I would aspire to offer to my own self into people in general be -- the stages of development -- sort of common knowledge that he merely that they go through this attachment and exploration. And identity -- we say yes you are -- earlier we -- them and they going to this competency stage. We all sort of bleed into each other -- Linear in some ways but they overlap too so. Just have that be serve a normal we -- common understanding of of the development in that. This developments these stages not being sorted as fast as his -- -- and creator really conscious planet where we take care of each other. Copyright C Everett is gorgeous and -- -- are you let me -- talk a little bit orgy in the next half hour game and we're gonna hear you saying yeah songs from your new album -- -- perhaps a favorite yes you are right everybody stay tuned for that but first let's get back. To the desk with -- gang. We'll have a report that needs to so many things that you -- -- and it's about changing and evolving and growing and you're a great example of that.

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