Perinatal Mental Health / Postpartum Depression
"Motherhood makes you the strongest and weakest you have ever been - often at the exact same moment."
What is it?
Here is a blog posting that might give more insight to perinatal mental health.
Perinatal mental health disorders are much broader than depressive symptoms alone, though too often the term “postpartum depression” is used to generalize these conditions. The spectrum of disorders includes:
-Antenatal depression and anxiety
-Postpartum depression and anxiety
-Postpartum anxiety/panic disorder
-Postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder
-Postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder
I also work with woman/ families whom have experienced:
You Are Not Alone.
While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety.
Approximately 10% of fathers / partners also experience depression or anxiety after the birth of their child. This number drastically increases if the birthing partner is also navigating depression.
There Is Help.
There are effective and well-researched treatment options to help you recover.
Call the PSI Warmline at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD)
For Crisis, call National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
There is Healing.
With the right treatment for you, you will get better.
There is hope.