Maternal Depression

The Maternal Depression Network is a collaboration of counseling providers and parenting support groups working to connect mothers and families to mental health resources and normalize postpartum depression. Communities thrive when families are living happy, healthy lives, and that often starts at home with mom and dad.

Maternal depression lasts longer than “baby blues.” If your symptoms have lasted longer than 2-3 weeks, you should be screened for Maternal Depression (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders).

  • You are Not Alone.
    • Maternal depression effects 20% of mothers in Summit County, making it the most common complication of child birth.
  • With Help, you will be well.  
  • Protect Yourself.
    • Knowing the risks and symptoms can help protect you and are a vital part to the healing process.

Risk Factors of Maternal Depression

  • Age (younger and older mothers)
  • Birth complications
  • Personal or family history of depression
  • Living in urban areas
  • Low income
  • Isolation /Lack of social support (COVID-19 increased)
  • Stress
  • Education Level
  • Marital Status
  • Interpersonal violence

Symptoms of Maternal Depression

  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of Hopelessness
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or your children

 

Call 330-926-5611 or email mdn@schd.org for more information.