Maternal Mental Health Week 2018

Starting yesterday, April 30 through Friday, May 4 the maternal mental health community celebrates and spreads awareness of the various illnesses affecting more women than most of us realize.

Did you know?

  • The mother-child bond begins with mom’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • 1 in 5 women suffer from maternal mental health disorders like postpartum depression.

  • Postpartum depression is more than depression. Women suffer from a range of symptoms and disorders, including anxiety, panic, rage, PTSD and more.

  • Postpartum depression doesn’t just happen after the baby is born, pregnant women can suffer from “prenatal” depression..

  • Motherhood doesn’t always feel like a greeting card.

  • #Askher how she’s really feeling. #Askher how she’s really doing? #Askher how she’s sleeping. #Askher how she’s eating?

  • Maternal Mental Health. Learn about it. Talk about it. Because mothers and babies matter.

  • More than 600,000 women will suffer every year from a maternal mental health disorder like postpartum depression.

  • Maternal Mental health disorders impact more women than breast cancer does.

  • Only 15% of women will receive treatment for a maternal mental health disorder like postpartum depression.

  • Don’t let a new mom you know suffer in silence. #Askher how she’s feeling.

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3 Comments

  1. Thanks for a great share! I am not a mom but I will reblog this as mental health is what I blog about!

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  2. Reblogged this on Therapy Bits and commented:
    An important post here, on maternal mental health!
    If you know a new mom, or a mom, who might be suffering, talk to them and give them support!

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