Prenatal and Parenting Blues: What to Do if the Sadness Won’t Go Away - Free Webinar

NYU Child Study Center

Are you pregnant or a new mom? Do you ever feel down or stressed out? In this webinar, Bonnie Kerker, PhD, explores the differences between common sadness that pregnant women and new moms may experience and feelings that may need professional attention. Dr. Kerker also talks about what you can do to prevent prenatal and postpartum depression, how to recognize the signs and symptoms, and what to do if the sadness doesn’t go away, including tips on how to access helpful resources.

Presenter: Bonnie Kerker, PhD

A free 30-minute webinar for parents and caregivers from the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone. For information on upcoming workshops, please subscribe for our email updates.

Duration: 30 minutes

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NYU Langone Health’s Child Study Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder. We have made major strides towards fulfilling this mission: our research, clinical, educational, and community services have expanded and grown in new directions. In the face of increased threats to our security and safety, our work has highlighted the importance of strengthening resilience in all children as a preventive strategy to enhance and protect their psychological well-being.Although our efforts are making a difference, significant challenges remain. Research shows that over 75 percent of mental health disorders have their roots in the childhood and adolescent years, though fewer than one quarter of children or adolescents needing services receive treatment. Millions of children are never properly diagnosed or treated. In the coming year, we will continue to work for increased awareness of child mental health issues, new knowledge, new treatments, and better care to help give children back their childhood.

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