The mental health impact of the past year, especially on mothers, has been enormous. But the realities of this impact are something that is rarely talked about openly, and still carries a stigma. Katherine and Angela share their own personal stories of mental health diagnoses and their experiences with antidepressants during the pandemic.
If you are needing mental health support, please check out the following organizations:
Postpartum Support International Hotline: 1-800-944-4773 (1-Spanish, 2- English)
Motherhood Understood, which includes A Mother’s Manual for Postpartum Mental Health, a cheat sheet to medications, cheat sheet to partners, and other resources.
SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (4357). They also have a treatment locator.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
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