Working to enhance women’s health – particularly women in at-risk populations – is part of the DNA of The Junior League, going back to our founding by Mary Harriman over 100 years ago.
We have partnered with 2020 Mom and The Blue Dot Project and are excited to focus on Maternal Mental Health. Getting real about motherhood is healthy for everyone, especially the 1 in 5 women who will suffer from a maternal mental health (MMH) disorder like postpartum depression.
This year’s MMH Week Campaign theme is #RealMotherhood #NoShame and there are two components to the campaign:
1. The 5-Day #RealMotherhood Challenge
2. Sharing daily social media posts and images
Read the details and grab the toolkit for the #RealMotherhood Challenge. There are a great amount of resources for you to use on your own platforms or feel free to repost and share what we are doing on The Junior League's social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Please also use the #JLMMH2018 with your posts so we can follow along.
Delve into this topic further on our editorial platform 19/01, with articles such as:
A Celebration Of Women’s Health
Sometimes Being A New Mother Hurts
Happy Mother’s Day From 1 California Legislator & 17 Junior Leagues!
Education About Menstruation Changes Everything!
Let’s Talk About Something We Don’t Talk About Much. Period.