cover art for Episode 49: Black Maternal Mental Health Week (*trigger*)

Bridge The Divide

Episode 49: Black Maternal Mental Health Week (*trigger*)

Season 4, Ep. 49

* *trigger warning (PPD, MMH, depression, suicide)**

Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2021 we had a very important discussion with Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sarah Bloomquist.

If you question the reality of systemic/institutional racism and implicit bias, look at the data around maternal health and see the disparities and how racism is truly a public health crisis (like the CDC stated).

#mmhimke #momsmentalhealthmke #bridgethedivide #BMHW21 #racialjustice #maternalequity #EveryMomMatters

  • Launched in 2016 - Moms Mental Health Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping moms navigate pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety by sharing information, connecting them to resources, and providing peer-driven support. Email:
  • African American Breast Feeding Network - 
  • Maroon Calabash is a community of Black Radical Doulas supporting Black folx in decolonizing our reproductive experiences at the intersection of cultural traditions and modern medicine - 
  • Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA) - Working with policy makers to address maternal mental health challenges - /  Email: 
  • 2020Mom - Closing gaps in maternal mental health care through education, collaboration, and advocacy