Dear Maternal Mental Health Stakeholder,
On behalf of Cherished Mom, postpartum psychosis survivors and other like minded organizations, we ask for your support to declare the first Friday in May, May 7th, 2021, as Postpartum Psychosis Awareness Day.
Postpartum Psychosis occurs in approximately 1 to 2 out of every 1,000 deliveries., The onset is usually sudden, most often within the first 2 weeks postpartum.
Of the women who develop postpartum psychosis, research has suggested that there is approximately a 5% suicide rate and a 4% infanticide rate associated with the illness.
Women, families and care providers are often blindsided by this illness. Our greatest tool in the fight to save lives is education and awareness. With your support ,we can continue to increase public awareness of Postpartum Psychosis and prevent tragedies. We welcome your organization to join us in spreading education, advocacy and awareness by joining us on May 7, 2021 for Postpartum Psychosis Awareness Day.