The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that up to 20% of new mothers experience Perinatal Mental Health Disorders.
Perinatal Mental Health Disorders can impact any birthing parent and their partner – and it can begin in pregnancy. They can be impacted by many different factors that work together, including family history, biology, personality, life experiences, and possible history of mental health struggles. They can include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour and scary thoughts.
Perinatal Mental Health Disorders can range from mild to severe. Becoming a new parent is hard, and the added challenges of depression and anxiety can be overwhelming. You are doing the best you can, and the PMH team is here to support you through your journey.
Our free programming supports the parent with individual weekly supports, or through a weekly Support Group, or a Prenatal Support Group and are available year-round. It is never too late, or too early to ask for help. Call our intake line to complete an intake and begin your journey of recovery with our supportive staff.
More information on current Support Group sessions can be found here.
Prenatal and postpartum support requires an intake to ensure you are receiving the service that best suit your needs. Please call us at 403.205.5180 or 403.205.5194
Perinatal Mental Mood Disorders are treatable and we have helped hundreds of families to recover.