Black Maternal Mental Health Week aims to raise proceeds for the Black Mum Support Fund.No one wants to address the elephant in the room: that postnatal depression or anxiety n black mothers are 13% higher than any other race.
Despite this higher percentage, black mothers are statistically less likely to receive diagnosis or treatment for maternal mental health issues.
Also, black women are five times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy than white women.
These statistics are likely to promote mental illness in women of colour due to anxiety, OCD, and worry over these findings, this could, in turn, promote postnatal depression.
Black women are suffering from mental health challenges and are also dying, and we need the support to create solutions to stop this from happening now.