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FREEda's World

Ep. 5 Postpartum Depression and My Personal Journey

Oct 18, 2017

On this episode of FREEda's World, I recap the hit ABC show Black-ish, season 4, episode 2, which focused on postpartum depression. I also discuss my personal journey with postpartum. Postpartum depression is a real disorder affecting real women. It is nothing to be ashamed of. It is nothing to be embarrassed about. As a community, we must engage in these types of discussions in order to effect change and overcome the stigmas surrounding mental health issues and the black community. *FREEda Woman of the Week: Dr. Natalia Cineas _____________________________________________________________________ Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The CDC has a feature on maternal depression which focuses on depression among women before, during, and after pregnancy. It also includes resources that can help. View the CDC Feature on Maternal Depression ( Screening for Postpartum Depression Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV module is optional and requires American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) login information. This module requires you to review 10 postpartum charts. View ABOG's Screening for Postpartum Depression ( American Psychiatric Association American Psychiatric Association is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including depression. Visit the American Psychiatric Association website ( Postpartum Support International Postpartum Support International (PSI) works to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. It has volunteer coordinators in every one of the United States and in more than 36 other countries. Support Helpline: 1-800-944-4PPD (4773) Visit the Postpartum Support International website ( 2020 Mom Project The 2020 Mom Project is a national call to action that sets forth an aggressive new path for solving what some have called one of the biggest public health concerns of our time: the silent maternal mental health crisis which impacts up to 20% of expecting and new moms. Visit the 2020 Mom Project website ( National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness website ( Music by: 3MBeatz