Mental Health Ministries

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Run time of resource: 43:56 minutes

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Mental Health Ministries
c/o Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder
6707 Monte Verde Drive
San Diego, CA 92119

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Additional Resources

Breaking the Silence FlyerDownload our Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression & Families of Faith flyer in PDF format, to hand out to friends and family members.

Breaking the Silence Study GuideDownload the Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression & Families of Faith discussion guide in PDF format, to use with this DVD.

Postpartum Depression BrochureDownload the Breaking the Silence Postpartum Depression brochure.

Postpartum Depression DVD ReviewRead a review of this resource written by Toni Ridgaway, one of the persons interviewed for the DVD. This review appeared in the Crib Notes, a monthly publication of the San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance, Spring, 2008.

Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression & Families of Faith

About This Resource

Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression & Families of FaithThe birth of a baby is a time of great joy. But women can also find themselves feeling overwhelmed. They may even have negative feelings toward their child that can make them feel confused and guilty. Many new mothers are ashamed to admit these feelings and think they are a "bad mother" for having such thoughts. And so they suffer in silence.

Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression and Families of Faith is an ecumenical resource to educate faith communities about postpartum depression. Background information on symptoms and treatment is provided by mental health professionals. Two women share their personal stories and how this experience affected their faith and recovery.

Suggestions For Using This Resource

The DVD is divided into segments to give group leaders the option of viewing individual segments or the entire resource. A discussion guide is included on the DVD to provide information about postpartum depression, study questions and helpful resources.

DVD Segments

Introduction (3:55 minutes)
What is Postpartum Depression? (7:32 minutes)
Diana's Story (11:24 minutes)
Toni's Story (13:06 minutes)
How Faith Communities Can Respond (7:59 minutes)

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