Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week runs from April 29th – May 3rd 2019
World Maternal Mental Health Day is Wednesday May 1st 2019
Running in Triangles has partnered with World Maternal Mental Health Day and The Blue Dot Project to help spread awareness about maternal mental health issues. Maternal mental health disorders are the most common complication of childbirth, and yet less than 15% of women actually get the treatment they need. In order to End The Stigma surrounding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, mothers need to feel safe opening up about what they are going through. In a world where motherhood is portrayed by themed monthly photo shoots, Pinterest-worthy crafts and mom and baby yoga – it can be hard to say “I need help.”
This Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, we are #MakingOverMotherhood and changing the perspective.
Here are some ways that you can get involved:
Visit the official website for World Maternal Mental Health Day -Wednesday, May 1 2019
Sign the petition to have World Maternal Mental Health Day officially recognized.
Add the World Maternal Mental Health Day Twibbon to your profile photo.
Visit the official website for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 to learn more
Visit The Blue Dot Project to get your blue dot in support of Maternal Mental Health Awareness
Donate to The Blue Dot Project through 2020Mom
Sign up to take the #MakingOverMotherhood 5 Day Challenge on social media
Download the free Cara Unmask app to chat anonymously about your mental health or become a Cara Friend and volunteer your time helping those going through the same thing.
Share your story on Running in Triangles by answering 10 common questions about your postpartum depression journey.
Sign up for The Postpartum Depression Survival Guide e-mail list for help and support in battling postpartum depression.
Access all of the Running in Triangles postpartum depression articles for more info
Follow the Surviving Maternal Mental Health Group Board on Pinterest
Did you know that perinatal mental illnesses are NOT recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as unique diagnoses?! I completed the survey developed by @findamomlikeme and @this_postpartum_life which will help inform their campaign @makehistorytakeaction to lobby for diagnostic criteria for and recognition of perinatal mental illnesses.