Happily, the Mothers Act was recently passed as part of our new healthcare legislation. My colleagues and I are thrilled that finally, postpartum depression is receiving the attention it deserves. One out of five new mothers experiences this devastating illness. The Mothers Act will provide education and support to suffering mommies so they and their families will be helped nationwide. In addition, funding for research will be granted to further our knowledge in the field.

About the Author

Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist focusing on moods, pregnancy, and postpartum depression.

You are reading

Mommy Mental Health

The Eight Best Pregnancy Holiday Tips

Enjoy this season, and remember to take extremely good care of yourself.

You’re All Grown Up

You’re in charge and you set the rules for yourself.

When Support Groups Are a Bad Idea Part Two

Is your Support Group the right one for you?