The birth of a baby is a time of great joy. But women can also find themselves feeling overwhelmed. They may even have negative feelings toward their child that can make them feel confused and guilty. Many new mothers are ashamed to admit these feelings and think they are a "bad mother" for having such thoughts. And so they suffer in silence.
Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression and Families of Faith is an ecumenical resource to educate faith communities about postpartum depression. Background information on symptoms and treatment is provided by mental health professionals. Two women share their personal stories and how this experience affected their faith and recovery.
The DVD is divided into segments to give group leaders the option of viewing individual segments or the entire resource. A discussion guide is included on the DVD to provide information about postpartum depression, study questions and helpful resources.
Introduction (3:55 minutes)
What is Postpartum Depression? (7:32 minutes)
Diana's Story (11:24 minutes)
Toni's Story (13:06 minutes)
How Faith Communities Can Respond (7:59 minutes)
Breaking The Silence: Postpartum Depression & Families of Faith has been awarded a Bronze Annual Telly Award for its high standard of excellence. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world.