Marta’s Story – Seeking Postpartum Depression Help in the LatinX Community (English and Spanish)
About the Video
Marta shares her story of the depression and anxiety her and her partner experienced throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.
In both English and Spanish, Marta explains that while the stigma within the Latinx community may prevent parents from seeking help, reaching out for support from her friends and family was the turning point in her journey with pregnancy-related depression and anxiety.
Why We Like It
- Marta shares her struggles with unemployment, relationship hardships, and guilt that contributed to her symptoms of sleeplessness, isolation, and suicidal thoughts.
- Marta encourages parents who are struggling to talk with members of their community. She emphasizes to parents that support is available and it is ok to seek and receive help.
- Please visit Postpartum Support International, or one of the resources listed below, to get connected with targeted support.