Postpartum depression in partners
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Today is World Mental Health Day and we're shining a light on the often overlooked aspect of postpartum depression in fathers, more specifically called paternal postnatal depression. A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that up to 14.1 percent of men suffer from depression after the birth of their child. Liz Hawkes, registered nurse of Let Mommy Sleep, discussed risk factors and PPND resources for help. Learn more at letmommysleep.com.