An estimated one in five women women suffer with postpartum depression and anxiety. Some research has this ratio as shocking as one in three who endure maternal mental illnesses.
To put this in perspective, that is a staggering 950,000 women in the US alone who will struggle to move into motherhood.
Of these 950,000 women, only 15% will seek support - this means 85% (800,000+) will resign to suffer in silence at the expense of their, and potentially their baby’s, mental and physical health.
And what if that number is as high as one in three women? Even in 2019, the current climate is one of stigma and silence around postpartum depression despite its prevalence among mothers. At Postpartum Support Charleston, we are on a mission to change all that.
Our non-profit organization exists to provide support and resources to women and their families struggling with maternal mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and psychosis during and after pregnancy.
We accomplish this by connecting moms with our distinct peer support system of Mombassadors along with providing access to dynamic mental and physical health professionals and resources.
The personal connection and empathetic experience of our moms-for-moms support system coupled with expansive health and wellness expertise provides the approachable, comprehensive and impactful safety net to help a suffering mom learn how to put herself first for the sake of her health and her baby’s.
In tandem, we also work to educate our mamas’ support system of family and friends on how to help their loved one move into a happy, healthy motherhood. It takes a village, they say.
Beyond our direct service to mothers and their families, Postpartum Support Charleston also promotes advocacy and awareness among our community about postpartum depression and how to see and support struggling mothers.
We believe in putting mom first.
We believe in empathy.
We believe in speaking up and breaking silence.
We believe in advocating for mothers and educating our community.
We believe in moms helping moms.
We believe that together we will move into happy, healthy motherhood.
We Can Help
If you or someone you know is suffering from postpartum depression, we can help. You don’t need to suffer in silence. Support, treatment and healing are available.
Get in touch with us today:
We also have medical professionals and PPD survivors available to speak to your group, organization or event about PPD.