📣Almost 40% of Black mothers and birthing people experience Maternal Mental Health (MMH) conditions.

📣Compared to white women, Black women are twice as likely to experience MMH conditions but half as likely to receive treatment.


📣Black women are one of the most undertreated groups for depression in the U.S.

📣Over 50% cases of postpartum depression in women of color go unreported

that increase the risk of MMH among Black women:
👉🏿Structural racism & intersectional systemic violence/oppression, including misogynoir
👉🏿Exposure to violence
👉🏿Gaps in medical insurance
👉🏿Adverse Childhood Experiences
& more 👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿
We need to reimagine the maternal mental health care landscape to address the Black maternal health crisis.

To effectively strategize, we must conduct a critical power analysis of that landscape. What could that look like? cnmsocal.org/blog/2021/1/28…


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