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Provide resources to families and support for women suffering from perinatal mood disorders

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The Emily Effect at the Utah State Senate

The passionate team at the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative was instrumental in getting a resolution regarding awareness and treatment of maternal depression and anxiety prepared and in front of the legislature. We’re humbled at the chance we have to rub shoulders with such compassionate and caring individuals. An investment in moms is an investment in the future. Thanks […]

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    Lauren

    Before my first child was born, I was familiar with The Emily Effect foundation. After hearing about the foundation, I wanted to get it out there as much as I could. In 2016, I ran the St. George Marathon wearing an Emily Effect jersey. I was able to share with others what the foundation is […]

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    Lindsay

    Disclaimer: The following article mentions the topic of suicide or other sensitive subjects, which may trigger negative thoughts and feelings for those currently suffering or still recovering from a mental or mood disorder. Reader discretion is advised. Looking back on my experience with postpartum depression, I had no idea it was even occurring when I […]

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    Tiffany

    I experienced anxiety and postpartum depression with the birth of my fourth baby, which lasted about 9 months. I remember the ways I changed. Each morning I would try to get up and take care of everyone, but many times throughout the day I would start to cry. I would cry for about 10 minutes, […]

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    Dani

    Disclaimer: The following article mentions the topic of suicide or other sensitive subjects, which may trigger negative thoughts and feelings for those currently suffering or still recovering from a mental or mood disorder. Reader discretion is advised. Brave….I have learned a lot about that word and that feeling becoming a mother. Although I am brave […]

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    Lynn

    I have four wonderful children. I experienced postpartum depression after the birth of my daughter (second child) and my youngest son (fourth child). Each time it lasted about nine months. After my daughter’s arrival, I felt like a shell of a person. I cried a lot. I will never forget the day that I walked […]

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    Rachael

    At my six-week checkup after the birth of my fifth child, the soft-voiced midwife asked how I was doing. Tears welled up in my eyes and poured down my cheeks. I couldn’t even begin to frame an answer to her question. How could I possibly convey the depth of agony and darkness I faced each […]