Every woman faces adjustments when she becomes a mother, but for 10 to 20 percent of women, the emotional and psychological changes brought on by pregnancy and childbirth may be more than they can handle alone. More than 600,000 women suffer from maternal mental health disorders like anxiety and depression every year. In recognition of World Maternal Mental Health Day, Women & Infants Hospital recently hosted a live Facebook chat from three busy moms about how they take care of themselves physically and emotionally.

If you suspect you or a loved one may be suffering, please visit:
The Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at Women & Infants Hospital for targeted, postpartum, resources and programs.
The Women’s Partial Hospital Program at Butler Hospital, a program devoted to helping women manage depression, anxiety, substance abuse, problematic behaviors, and other psychiatric disorders.
The Providence Center’s Women’s Recovery Services, addiction treatment and mental health services which help women regain control of their lives and live a healthy lifestyle, without drugs or alcohol. The programs are designed to inspire women to realize their strengths and make positive changes for themselves and their families .