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Perinatal Mental Health Program

Please note, we are currently not accepting referrals from community health care providers.

Contact Kyla Pretty, Program Assistant at 416-586-4800 ext. 8325 for further information.

 

Pregnancy and the time after the birth of a child are assumed to be among the happiest times in a woman's life. Yet, as many as 15-20% of women will develop a mental illness during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth, often feeling significantly distressed and unable to cope. If you are currently pregnant or have had a baby in the past year and are concerned about any of the following symptoms, you may have a perinatal mental health concern:

 

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health Concerns

 

•  Depressed and/or irritable much of the time


•  Bouts of crying


•  Sleep disturbances


•  Loss of appetite


•  Anxiety or panic attacks


•  Fatigue, apathy, loss of energy


•  Poor concentration


•  Avoiding going out


•  Negative feelings about motherhood


•  In severe cases, suicidal thoughts or attempts


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