Thursday, 25 November 2010

Postnatal Depression Awareness Week - spread the word!

I have just received this message from Australia:-

During Postnatal Depression Awareness Week (14 - 20 November), beyondblue: the national depression initiative launched the Just Speak Up Campaign – a new awareness campaign aimed at pregnant women, new mothers, their partners and families.

Postnatal depression affects one in seven new mothers and up to one in 10 pregnant women experiences antenatal depression. Anxiety is likely to be even more common.

The Just Speak Up Campaign is the culmination of years of beyondblue research and evidence-gathering on the rates and risk factors associated with pre- and postnatal depression and anxiety – and the impact of not seeking help.

The campaign features TV, radio and print ads in which real people (not actors) talk candidly about their experiences of pre- and postnatal depression and anxiety, and how they got help. There is also a new website where their personal stories can be watched and people can upload their own stories.

There are many ways you can support the campaign:

Elaine Hanzak


Overcome Anxiety said...

Your post is really great, I appreciate! Awareness should be there so that people can understand its importance and thereby can put some effort onto it. Glad to know your viewpoint!

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