More than 800,000 women will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder in the U.S. each year. There are twice as many new cases of mothers suffering from maternal depression and anxiety each year than women diagnosed with breast cancer. Only 15% of these moms are ever diagnosed and receive proper treatment. Suicide accounts for 20% of postpartum deaths and is the most common cause of mortality in postpartum women. Why do so many women suffer in silence? Stigma! Come chat with fellow maternal mental health advocates and thought-leaders as they address the stigmas mothers continue to face, the impact of authentic story-sharing, and how reducing mental health stigma begins with vulnerability in our own smaller circles.
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