Someone in your family might be in crisis, like our example below, with "Baby Ava". Reach out to family members and educate them that they can take this quick, FREE, mobile-enabled, confidential Depression Screening today. Help that person get on the road to wellness. Results are provided instantly.
#UnStigma Baby! creates awareness of depression before, during, and after pregnancy. The struggle is real. Depression and anxiety are a worldwide crisis. Despite strides related to awareness and acceptance, some people are not being treated due to fear of stigma or not knowing the signs.
Coronavirus has change our way of thinking and brought on stress that many of us thought we would never see in our lifetime. Before that, through the years, many will recall other major stressors, not to mention day-to-day family, work and school stressors: the feeling of division in the US ("us" versus "them" attitudes), Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, Gulf War, Wars in Afghanistan, War on Terror, Korean nuclear threats, Orlando Night Club Shooting, and Sandy Hook Massacre. Then there's our beloved veterans who lost their lives serving, came home disabled, or doing their best to re-acclimate to their families, after seeing war. Teenage suicide, cutting, college debt, government elections, opioid/drug crisis, taxes, car accidents, divorce, bullying, job loss, taking care of aging parents, healthcare shortage of workers, 2-working parents, are just few more that seem to affect the majority of people, in some capacity.
No one is immune. It is likely that you know someone struggling with depression and are hiding it due to the stigma. One day it could be you.
It is likely that parents have gone through one or many of the traumas above. In many cases, depression is a chemical imbalance and not a character flaw. Loss is devastating and can cause depression.
We ask you today, to reach out to someone you know that you think might be living with depression, and ask them to take the Depression Screening by clicking on the yellow button above, and share the results with their doctor, especially our pregnant loved ones.
You, your son, daughter, mom, dad, brother, sister, husband or wife may be affected by depression and anxiety.
Mental health stigmas of the past are preventing people from seeking help for their depression.
We ask you to link arms with us and crush stigmas needed so your brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and friends seek professional help to become well.
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