This interview features The Motherhood Center’s Senior Psychologist Dr. Nicole Van Nortwick explaining that postpartum psychosis is a psychiatric emergency and that suicide and infanticide are not a choice – but a symptom of the illness.
“WHEN MOMS HURT THEIR CHILDREN: Postpartum Depression or Psychosis? #MaryMurphyFiles looks at the difference between the two. Psychosis is often blamed in cases where mothers kill their own children. Do you think these women belong in jail or a mental hospital? A psychologist joins the discussion.”
Tragedies involving Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) rarely occur, but when they do, we all feel the profound loss and urgency to do more and do better. If you or someone you know is struggling with a PMAD – reach out to one of these maternal mental health resources today.
Visit Postpartum Support International
Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988
Call the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-800-852-6262)
Call The Motherhood Center if you are located in NY/NJ/CT at 212-335-0034 or visit our website