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The Mental Health Crisis That is Impacting Pregnant People and New Parents

During the month of May, there is a focus on Mental Health Awareness. It is an especially important observance for the Black community, where more than 16 percent of those who identify as Black or African American have reported having a mental health illness in the past year. It is even more important when we narrow in on people who are pregnant, since one in five mothers meet the criteria for a mental health disorder during or after pregnancy.