August 9, 2018
The Canadian Mental Health Association raises awareness on postpartum depression in men
SYDNEY, CAPE BRETON: Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and emotionally for new parents. It is natural to experience mood swings, feeling joyful one minute and depressed the next. These feelings are sometimes known as the “baby blues,” and often go away soon after birth. However, some parents may experience a deep and ongoing depression that lasts much longer. This is called postpartum depression (PPD). It is a common misconception that postpartum only affects new mothers, when new fathers are also vulnerable to postpartum depression.
Fardous Hosseiny National Director, Public Policy and Government Relations at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National office will discuss the needs and mental health experiences of new fathers experiencing postpartum depression. This discussion will be live on Information Morning with Steve Sutherland at 7:50 a.m. on Saturday August 11, 2018, airing on CBC Radio One in Cape Breton, NS.
The CMHA is working towards raising awareness about postpartum depression in men in the hopes of reducing the stigma attached to mental health.
For more information on postpartum depression, along with supports and resources please visit http://novascotia.cmha.ca/mental-health/womens-mental-health-wellness/
For more information:
Marketing, Communications and Sponsorship Lead
Canadian Mental Health Association – NS Division
(902) 466-6600 ext. 210