May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness month. The first week of May is Maternal Mental Health Week (May 3-7), and the first Wednesday is World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 5). Mother’s Day is on May 9.
Raising awareness for perinatal mental health so women and families can openly share their experiences and stories; ultimately empowering people to seek the help they need to heal.
This Maternal Mental Health Month, we want to talk about IT.
What is IT? IT is the thing we don’t talk about. IT is the unknown. IT is the depths of the perinatal mood disorder that you are struggling or have struggled with. IT is your individual, unique, brave story of parenthood. IT is the invisible yet heavy burden you carry. IT may be slightly different for every person, every family, every parent, every professional. IT is the climb you made to recover from your Perinatal Mood Disorder. IT is the journey that you have taken to help bring light and recovery to other parents in need.
IT is what has brought you to PSI today: Your story, or the story of a friend, family member, spouse, partner, or someone you know that you know who has experienced IT. You have been affected by IT.
What you can do to support PSI in May: