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Mental Health

We Are Warrior Moms, We Are The Faces Of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Video

Tuesday, 8/4/2015

Postpartum Progress.com is a blog that assists mothers that are suffering from postpartum depression and other mental health issues by serving as a support network in hopes of decreasing the stigma associated with postpartum depression. The Video depicts seven mother's perceptions of postpartum depression and how it has affect their lives and the lives of thier children.

We Are Warrior Mothers, We Are The Faces Of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6iQp-JdjkU

 

Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Tuesday, 8/4/2015

Professionals are continuing to strive to discover new strategies to support women, children, and thier families that suffer from postpartum depression. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Eunice Kenndedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmement (NICHD), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc (DST) have partnered together to create Mental Health Across Lifespan Initiative. The Initiative hopes to not only educate women, but also the general public about issues related to women's mental health.

The Rising Cost of Not Treating the Mentally Ill

Monday, 5/19/2014

USA Today just published an article on regarding the rising cost of untreated mental illness in a American along.  It outlined how this challenge has come to be from the deinsitutionalization of the mentally ill starting in the 1960s through the 1970s with the thought that the mentally ill would find treatment in their own communities.   What has truly occurred is that now the jails are the de facto psychiatric hospitals as are our local emergency rooms where some physicians in this article are quoted as stating that some people are left waiting in a hallway or an ER room for almost 2 weeks

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