How do we end the stigma surrounding postpartum depression and maternal mental health?
The more people know about postpartum depression, the better equipped they will be at handling it. One of the reasons that postpartum depression is such an epidemic is because of the lack of knowledge. Some mothers don’t even know they have it. Their families don’t know the warning signs and symptoms. Their doctors don’t know how to treat it.
We all need to stop assuming that postpartum depression won’t happen to us or to someone we love. We need to stop ignoring it and pretending that it doesn’t exist or isn’t our problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re a mother yourself or not, because maternal mental health affects everyone.
For our 2020 Postpartum Depression Campaign, we’ve decided it’s time to educate the general public, and not remain focused simply on mothers who are suffering from the condition first hand. There is so much misinformation and myths about postpartum depression. It’s time people knew the real, hard, facts about this extremely common mental illness.
Check out our postpartum depression campaigns from previous years:
The Running in Triangles Postpartum Depression Quiz is designed to educate everyone, not just mothers.
Take the quiz and see how much you know. Share the quiz with your family and friends to see how much they know. The best part is, you can’t cheat on this quiz. If you don’t know an answer and decide to Google it… congratulations, you are officially doing research on postpartum depression!