Advocacy Groups On Maternal Mental Illness Now Springing Up

In a 2,000-word article, the New York Times (6/17, D1, Belluck, Subscription Publication) reports that “many women” suffering from maternal mental illness “have been afraid to admit to terrifying visions or deadened emotions, believing they should be flush with maternal joy or fearing their babies would be taken from them.” However, “advocacy groups on maternal mental illness are” now “springing up, and some mothers are blogging about their experiences with remarkable candor.” Meanwhile, “a dozen states have passed laws encouraging screening, education and treatment.”

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— “After Baby, an Unraveling: A Case Study in Maternal Mental Illness,” Pam Belluck, New York Times, June 16, 2014.

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