Monday we wrote about mothers with eating disorders. Today we are participating in BlogHer's Blog Day for the MOTHERS Act because we're all about taking action over here. Even if you're not a mom, you probably have one and you certainly know some, right? Take a few minutes and get on board.
Here's the background: The MOTHERS Act (Mom’s Opportunity to Access Help, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression) will ensure that new moms and their families are educated about postpartum depression, screened for symptoms, and provided with essential services. It will also increase research into the causes, diagnoses and treatments for postpartum depression.
Here's what you can do: Contact your senators today and tell them you support the MOTHERS Act. We will also be encouraging our senators to consider screening new moms for eating disorder symptoms, which can often be linked to depression.
Okay, go to it!
Related: New Moms and Moms-to-be are Depressed and Unhappy With Their Bodies
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