Post Pregnancy Depression – A New Mother’s Unwanted Visitor

This post was originally published on Bella Naija. May 10 was Mother’s day, and May 11-17 is Mental Health Awareness Week 2015. So in honour of both, I’ll be talking today about a major mental health issue that affects mothers: “baby blues” and post-pregnancy depression. “Hey honey, did you sleep?” Iyabo stared back at her husband. “Oh, darling.” He came over […]

Stigma and the Language of Mental Health in Mothers

This is an article I submitted as part of a series titled, “Mental Health: The Missing Piece in Maternal Health.” It’s a blog series co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force and the Mental Health Innovation Network at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as Dr. Jane Fisher of Monash University. Find the original article on the website of the Mental Health […]

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