Each May the spotlight is shined on Maternal Mental Health with the whole month being Maternal Mental Health Month. This also coincides with Maternal Mental Health Week and Day which also take place during May.
In many countries, as many as 1 in 5 new mothers experience some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMD). These illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to mothers, children, and fathers alike.
You can get involved in the chat around Maternal Mental Health Month on twitter using the hashtag #MaternalMentalHealthMonth .