Maternal Mental Health and Child Well-Being | StrongMinds

Maternal Mental Health and Child Well-Being

Maternal Mental Health and Child Well-Being

Improving early childhood outcomes through pre- and post-natal depression treatment.

Right Flourish

Maternal depression can have long-term consequences for children.

Pre-natal and postpartum depression can affect a child’s developmental stages, contributing to premature birth, poor nutrition, cognitive delays, behavioral problems, and a higher risk of childhood mental health disorders.

Up to one in four pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries is affected with depression.

Approximately one in five women experience post-natal depression in sub-Saharan Africa.

Maternal depression is highly correlated with difficulty breastfeeding, and malnourishment in children under the age of three.

What We Are Doing

StrongMinds therapy groups are safe, supportive, and inclusive spaces for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and mothers of infants and young children. In therapy groups, women overcome the isolation of motherhood and provide mutual support, which usually leads to new friendships that continue after therapy ends.

Our Results

28% increase in clients who report they now have someone to turn to for social support.

Support good mental health for mothers today.