And it’s also Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (April 30 to May 4). Many different organizations around the world are coming together to increase awareness of and decrease the stigma surrounding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
The theme for World Maternal Mental Health Day 2018 is “Listen to Mothers.”Together with organizations from around the world – including Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, and the US – PSI has united in a worldwide effort to raise awareness about maternal mental health through a collective social media drive and in-country events.You can learn more and send information about your services or events to the World Maternal Mental Health Day website, find the WMMHD Facebook page, and connect on social media with #maternalMHmatters #Listen2Mothers.
This organization will focus on a campaign to lift stigma and shame, by encouraging moms to #RockTheBlueDot and embrace #RealMotherhood with #NoShame and to join the conversation with photos and posts on Twitter. Find out more on their website and Facebook page.