Family and Friends -
The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women in Supports the Women's Mental Health Clinic. As a reminder, I started this clinic 11 years ago to work with pregnant and postpartum mothers who are struggling with mental health problems. Since we started, we see up to 600 women a year!!! A few facts:
- 20% of mother struggle with their mental health in pregnancy and / or postpartum
- In ALBERTA, suicide and drug overdoses are the most common cause of DEATH for pregnant and postpartum moms. We screen for diabetes, hypertension - why not mental health?
- THANKS to Shoppers Run for Women over the last several years, the clinic is able to provide much needed individual therapy, domestic violence resources, couples therapy, financial resources and more for an additional 100 families a year.