Swept Under the Carpet: The Psychological Side of Maternal Health

While thousands of academic papers and other publications have documented evidence of perinatal common mental health disorders (PCMDs), social stigma has prevented more widespread awareness and treatment.

This research suggests a link between mental health and women’s empowerment!

The status and treatment of women plays a formative role in their mental health, she said. The quality of a mother’s relationship with their intimate partner – including factors like whether the partner is polygamous, violent, alcoholic, or rejects the pregnancy – is key.

Read more about breaking the barriers of stigma here

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Or watch the webinar on

Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

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by the Wilson Center here

*pictures by the Wilson Centre & Newsecuritybeat

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Posted on May 20, 2015, in Domestic violence, End Stigma, Maternal Mental Health, Mental Health, Update. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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