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New mothers suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) may feel sad, anxious and unsure of where to turn for help. “In Their Words” is a powerful video that shows new mothers they are not alone. Featuring stories from PPD patient advocates, “In Their Words” shares their stories and their inspiring efforts to help end the stigma around PPD and build a community of support.
PPD is one of the most common medical complications during and after pregnancy, yet it is estimated that approximately half of PPD cases go undiagnosed. Recognizing the signs is the first step toward getting women the support they need. Our English and Spanish fact sheets can help you learn more about the prevalence of PPD, its symptoms and onset, and how screening can help save lives.
Planning for the changes that come from a growing family and having a support system in place can play an important role in a mom’s mental health. Sage shares resources to help women and their care partners, including state-specific PPD information, an online PPD screening tool, online and local support options, and crisis hotline phone numbers.