September 8, 2023

America's Maternal Mental Health Crisis

by The Journal

In the U.S., one in five mothers suffers from mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy or after birth. But many of them struggle to find help. Last year, the CDC reported that the leading cause of maternal deaths in the country are suicide or drug overdose. We spoke with two mothers about their experience postpartum and to reporter Anna Mutoh about the FDA’s approval of a new drug to fight postpartum depression. 

Further Reading:

- The Tragedy of Being a New Mom in America 

- First Pill for Postpartum Depression Is Approved by FDA 

- U.S. Maternal Mortality Hits Highest Level Since 1965 

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