Maternal Mental Health Week 2019

Did you know that maternal mental health disorders, like depression, are the number 1 complication from childbirth and one of the leading causes of maternal death?

Did you know 1 in 5 mothers will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder and that less than 15% will seek out and sustain treatment options?

Did you know that there are more new cases of mothers suffering from maternal depression each year than women diagnosed with breast cancer?

Is your mind blown yet?

April 29th to May 3rd is Maternal Mental Health Week.  Organizations like The Blue Dot Project and Postpartum Support International are working together to help break the stigma behind maternal mental health disorders.  This year I am joining in to help spread awareness and rally behind women that silently suffer, because I've been there.

In 2013, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety.
In 2016, I was diagnosed with Postpartum Anxiety.
In 2018, I was diagnosed with Postpartum Anxiety, again.

Being honest and open with my anxiety struggles is my way of bringing light to maternal mental health disorders.  I have anxiety, it does not define me.

To read about my anxiety struggles, click here.

For more information on Maternal Mental Health Disorders - click here.
For more information on Maternal Mental Health Week - click here.

LOCAL FRIENDS - follow Build Your Village Douglas County for more local information.  They have lots of great events planned for this week to celebrate MMHW, including a Climb Out of the Darkness walk on Saturday morning.  I'll be there, will you?

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