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Posts tagged “Stigma”


3/1/12-How Stigma Hurts Us

March 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

A quilt including names of women, children, and family members who lost their lives due to postpartum psychosis, made and donated to Postpartum Support International There is only one thing I follow more closely than articles that relate to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), and that is the comment section that follows these articles. As I … [Read More…]


1/12/2012 – Study: 30 Percent of Latinas suffer from Perinatal Depression

January 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Blog Home In 2009, Postpartum Support International conducted a study that examined the incidence of Perinatal Mood Disorders among Latina women. The study found that around 32% of pregnant Latinas experience depressive symptoms congruent with PPMD, while 36% of pregnant Mexican females experience PPMD symptoms. This shocking number is nearly double the percentage of the general … [Read More…]


11/7/2011 – Barriers to Treatment in the Latino Community

November 7, 2011

  Blog Home According to this article, depression and other mental health disorders affect an equal portion of both Latinos and whites. Research has shown that while up to 60 percent of non-Hispanic whites actively seek treatment when suffering from mental illness, only 36 percent of people of Hispanic descent will reach out for treatment … [Read More…]


10/17/11 – Breaking Down Mainstream Stigma

October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Blog Home If you read the news regularly, then you probably read the devastating news about Sonia Hermosillo, a mother in California who has been charged with murder for throwing her 7-month-old son from a parking garage. If you have your finger on the pulse of Postpartum Mental Illness in the news, then you know … [Read More…]