Maternal Mental Health is a priority
Maternal mental health is a priority topic for LIHF because of its influence on the health of mothers, infants, and families, and also because data show that symptoms and risk factors for mental illness disproportionately affect Black mothers, related to accessing health care.
Maternal mental wellness is essential to maternal, infant, and family health and wellbeing. Maternal mental health affects:
• Maternal physical, social, and emotional health
• Family relationships
• The infant’s future physical, social, and emotional development
Click on the image to read our
Maternal Mental Health Brief.
COMING TOGETHER AS UNITED VILLAGES
We can create stronger community bonds for African American mothers who suffer, sometimes in silence and solitude, with depression.
This campaign is for women to know they are supported by a community that can come together with a purposeful and beautiful outcome of supporting mothers who struggle with depression.
Learn more about our campaign to reduce the stigma of maternal depression among African American mothers, give voice to mothers who are suffering and empower the village of support to cover the mothers impacted.