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Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious mental illness and public health problem with an estimated 13.4% of U.S. women reporting PPD symptoms in the 12 months after childbirth.
About the Campaign
To address this public health issue, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) launched the Talking Postpartum Depression campaign.
The goal of the Talking Postpartum Depression campaign is to encourage women to seek help for PPD by destigmatizing PPD through increased
- Awareness of PPD symptoms
- Visibility of reliable resources
- Understanding of ways to access care
The campaign highlights personal stories of women who have experienced PPD as well as tailored resources for women, friends, family members, and healthcare professionals.
What Does the Campaign Include?
- Videos featuring women who share their personal PPD journeys. The campaign features women from diverse backgrounds and shows their unique paths to treatment and healing.
- Photo Gallery highlighting additional PPD healing journeys. Explore more stories from women who reached out for PPD support.
- Campaign Toolkit for organizations and supporters to spread the campaign message and reduce the stigma around PPD.
Read more about the campaign announcement here.
1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health. (2020). Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). Washington, DC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/prams/prams-data/mch-indicators/states/pdf/2020/All-Sites-PRAMS-MCH-Indicators-508.pdf. Accessed on June 5th, 2023.