May 5th is world Maternal Mental Health Day.

Join me on May 5, 2021to call for investment in #maternal #mentalhealth around the globe! #maternalMHmatters#SaludMentalMaternaImporta #anneruhsagligifarkindalik #SaúdeMentalMaternaImporta
World Maternal Mental Health Day draws attention to essential mental health concerns for mothers and families. Many different organizations around the world are coming together to increase awareness of and decrease the stigma surrounding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This year the theme isLet’s Invest.. call to action for investment and equity in maternal mental health care. Our theme highlights the need to invest in maternal mental health, while we emphasize that investment is not limited to financial donation but can include investing your time, your expertise, or simply a reminder to invest in yourself. Why we need MMH dayLife changes around pregnancy make women more vulnerable to mental illness. For instance, the negative cycle of poverty and mental illness can impact a woman’s ability to function and thrive. Mental health care provides the necessary support to empower women to identify resources and personal capabilities. This can enhance their resilience to difficult life circumstances and support them to nurture their children optimally. Helping mothers, helping babies! In many countries, as many as 1 in 5 new mothers experience some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMADs). These illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with long-term consequences to both mother and child. Raising awareness –Together! Since 2016 WMMHday is commemorated on the first Wednesday of May every year -which falls on May 5in 2021. Together with organizations from around the world we are united in a worldwide effort to raise awareness about maternal mental health through a collective social media drive and in-country events. You can learn more and send information about your projects, research, or events to the World Maternal Mental Health Day website, follow the WMMHD Facebook page or WMMHday Twitter account, and use #maternalMHmatters to connect on social media. Increasing awareness will drive social change with a goal towards improving the quality of care for women experiencing all types of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, thereby reducing the stigma of maternal mental illness. Join the campaign signing up as a global partner, you will join 200+ partners from around the world in our efforts to unmask the stigma around maternal mental health and to ensure that we listen to mothers! Join the campaign by simply using the sign-up form on the campaign page

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