16 Jun Join the Fathers’ Mental Health #areyouokdad online conversation
Hosted by Jo Love, join Mark Williams, Dr Andy Mayers and Zac Newman as they discuss mental health and upcoming International Fathers’ Mental Health Day.
Although most of us, men and women alike, are socialized to think of men as providers of support during the perinatal period and early parenthood, a wealth of research shows that 10% of new dads experience paternal postpartum depression (50% when mom is depressed!) and tend to need support of their own. However, the stigma against experiencing difficulties in early parenthood is even higher for men than for women. Society views men as stoic, self-sacrificing, and above all, strong. When men feel none of those things as new fathers, they don’t want to admit it or seek help.
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