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Postpartum Depression

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One in seven women suffers from Postpartum Depression after giving birth, but it’s rarely discussed, even in the doctor’s office. Not only does it impact new moms: babies also struggle developmentally and cognitively when postpartum depression goes untreated. On The Point, we discuss efforts to identify women at risk and get them access to treatment and supports. 

Guests on the program are: Mary Wilson, coordinator of the Cape and Islands Maternal Depression Task Force

Erin Soderstrom, survivor of PPD and facilitator of a support group for other women with PPD. Erin is also available for Mom to Mom contact- 508-317-0467

Jessie Colbert from the Massachusetts Post Partum Fund

Jennifer Berrick, MD from Bass River Pediatrics

24/7 Stress Line: Parents Helping Parents 1-800-632-8188

Postpartum Support International Helpline: 1-800-944-4PPD 

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program For Moms 855-666-6272 

The Cape & Islands Maternal Depression Task Force Coordinator: Mary Wilson 508-314-4776 marywilsonearlyedconsult@yahoo.com

List of resources including couseling, therapists, and support groups

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.