Maternal Mental Health

What Every Care Provider Should Know

A couple of questions to consider:

First, what percentage of the population would you guess are mothers?

Second, what proportion of the population is deeply impacted by a relationship with a mother figure?

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to state that pretty much every single patient or client who walks through our doors belongs to one or both of those groups. That being the case, mothers’ mental health should be important to all of us, right? Are you aware that 11 -25% of mothers will develop a mental health condition, most commonly major depression and/or an anxiety disorder, in the year following the birth of each child?

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