Pregnancy and Postpartum
No family is immune to mental health challenges, including queer families. In fact, queer families are at higher risk for perinatal mood struggles for a variety of reasons including discrimination, stigma, personal mental health history, possible issues with their family of origin, conception or adoption complications, denial of parental rights, and more.
PSI offers specialized support for queer families.
POST ADOPTION DEPRESSION
Although it is not a formally recognized disorder, Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS) is a term coined by June Bond in 1995 to describe the stress, anxiety and depression that many parents experience following adoption. Much like Post-Partum Depression, PADS usually affects adoptive mothers, with some estimates suggesting that close to 65% of adoptive mothers experience it at some point after bringing a child home.
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